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04:56  13 june  2019
04:56  13 june  2019 Source:   thescore.com

Boston Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk leaves Game 2 of Stanley Cup Final after hard hit

Boston Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk leaves Game 2 of Stanley Cup Final after hard hit The Boston Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk's head slammed into the glass when the St. Louis Blues' Oskar Sundqvist checked him during first period in Game 2.

Grzelcyk has not played since suffering a concussion in Game 2 of the series on May 29. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said Wednesday morning that defenseman Matt Grzelcyk has been cleared to play in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Should he return, Connor Clifton would come out of the lineup .

The Bruins will get some help with Matt Grzelcyk back in the fold. The defenseman was cleared from concussion protocol on Tuesday after practicing Game notes. Grzelcyk slides in for Clifton, making it the only lineup change. John Moore stays in the lineup instead of Clifton, despite Clifton getting most

Grzelcyk back in Bruins' lineup for Game 7© Icon Sportswire / Getty

Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk is back in action for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday after clearing concussion protocol, the team announced prior to puck drop.

Grzelcyk will replace Connor Clifton in the Bruins' lineup.

Grzelcyk hasn't played since suffering a concussion in Game 2 against the St. Louis Blues. He was hit hard into the boards by Oskar Sundqvist, who received a one-game suspension.

The smooth-skating defenseman has had a stellar postseason for the Bruins despite a limited role. He's tallied three goals and four assists in 19 games while averaging just over 16 minutes per night.

Chara, Grzelcyk questionable to play in Game 5 of Cup Final

Chara, Grzelcyk questionable to play in Game 5 of Cup Final BOSTON (AP) Bruins defensemen Zdeno Chara and Matt Grzelcyk are being called game-time decisions to play against the St. Louis Blues in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. Boston coach Bruce Cassidy would not confirm Chara and Grzelcyk will take warmups ahead of Thursday night's game. Each player was on the ice for the morning skate. Chara sported a full face shield, and Grzelcyk was in a regular visor. Chara took a puck to the face in Game 4 on Monday and did not return to the ice. Grzelcyk is eight days removed from being concussed on a hit from Oskar Sundqvist that led to the Blues forward being suspended for Game 3.

Matt Grzelcyk likely will play for the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday at TD Garden. Cassidy also said that Grzelcyk 's return to the lineup is a game-time decision. The 25-year-old he's gotta get back in a hurry, make good decisions with it

" Grzelcyk is a wild card," Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said Monday. "We'll have to make a decision if he gets cleared. Who knows how that will play out Wednesday. Kuhlman scored his first NHL playoff goal in the Bruins ' 5-1 win against the Blues in Game 6 at Enterprise Center on Sunday.

Boston has controlled 53.7 percent of the shot attempts and 60.8 percent of the high-danger scoring chances at five-on-five while Grzelcyk has been on the ice, according to Natural Stat Trick.

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