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SportGrzelcyk back in Bruins' lineup for Game 7

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.

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 hasn't played since suffering a concussion in Game 2 against the St. Louis Blues.

One of the Boston Bruins ’ defensive fixtures likely will be back in the lineup Thursday in Game 4 of the B’s first-round Stanley Cup playoffs matchup After missing Game 3 with a lower-body injury, it appears Matt Grzelcyk is healthy and will be back in the lineup for Thursday’s contest at Air Canada

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.

Blues’ Sundqvist suspended 1 game for boarding Grzelcyk

Blues’ Sundqvist suspended 1 game for boarding Grzelcyk He will not play in Game 3 in St. Louis Saturday night.

Matt Grzelcyk has been medically cleared and will likely play for the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues on "Obviously really excited to get back in there hopefully. It's been tough watching when you get to this stage, but just trying to stay positive, cheering

Grzelcyk is in the lineup for Wednesday's Game 7 against the visiting Blues. It was reported earlier that Grzelcyk was medically cleared to play, and that notion was confirmed by his placement in the lineup . He has missed the last four games of the series due to a concussion but has tallied seven

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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