Mark Stuart is a healthy scratch for this afternoon’s game. Stuart will be replaced in the lineup by Adam McQuaid. McQuaid has played very well this season and is sporting an impressive +14 rating.
Matt Hunwick will be facing his former team for the first time since the Bruins dumped him to Colorado for Colby Cohen earlier this season. Hunwick has struggled with the Avs this season posting a 0-3-3 line and being -9 in 23 games. Hunwick was a healthy scratch for the Av’s last game.
The Bruins also got an opportunity to see Peter Forsberg skate today, as he is practicing with the Avalanche to determine if he will make a return to the NHL this season. Forsberg was one of the most dominant players in the league in the late 90’s, but injures restricted his career there after. Growing up the Redwing-Avalanche, Sakic/Forsberg – Fedorov/Yzerman rivalry was great to watch.
In somewhat of a surprising move, the NY Islanders claimed goaltender Evgeni Nabokov off waivers after the Red Wings signed him to a contract.