The Boston Bruins fell 5-3 Monday night against the Anaheim Ducks, but returning from COVID-19 protocols was Mike Reilly. However, Nick Foligno left in the second period after a fight, and Matt Grzeclyk did not suit up as the defenseman battles an upper-body injury.
Grzeclyk was slammed into the boards by Jets’ Pierre-Luc Dubois Saturday night in the team’s 3-2 win over Winnipeg. Grzeclyk skated to the bench hunched over but did return to the game later. However, he did not play Monday because of it — Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy tabbed him as “day-to-day.”
Foligno’s night ended prematurely Monday, as the forward left with an upper-body injury following the second-period fight between him and Sam Carrick. Carrick and Foligno went after it following Foligno’s back-and-forth pushing with Ducks goalie Jon Gibson.
The two both got several good shots at each other before the two tumbled to the ground and were separated. Foligno’s arm went down at sort of an awkward angle when he tumbled down, possibly being the result of the injury.
“I don’t know if (the upper-body injury) happened in the fight. I have not seen him yet,” Cassidy said postgame.
Foligno is recently coming off of a lower-body injury that he missed 12 days for, as tonight was his third game back from it.