A late surprise for the Boston Bruins as they prepare for Game Two against the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight. Deadline-pickup and ex-Caps forward Marcus Johansson is missing from the lineup.
According to the Bruins, Johansson is sick.
From the Bs:
Marcus Johansson is not on the ice for warmups. #NHLBruins pregame rushes:
Marchand – Bergeron – Pastrnak
DeBrusk – Krejci – Kuhlman
Heinen – Coyle – Backes
Nordstrom – Acciari – Wagner
Chara – McAvoy
Krug – Carlo
Grzelcyk – Clifton
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) April 13, 2019
Johansson had a full workload in Game One, clocking 16:20 in the loss. Some speculated that Johansson’s absence from Game Two was due to this big hit he took:
Looking back at Game 1, Marcus Johansson was rocked by Connor Brown on this sequence in the first period.
He remained in the game. pic.twitter.com/gH8aDccN9e
— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) April 13, 2019
But it appears that Johansson’s long injury history (24 games lost to a concussion last season plus a lung contusion just last month) is not a factor. The Bruins say he is sick.
UPDATE: Marcus Johansson will not play in tonight’s game due to illness.
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) April 14, 2019
Johansson scored one goal and two assists in ten games for the Bruins in the regular season. The Bruins are down 1-0 to the Leafs in their series.
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