The Boston Bruins received some good news about one of their stars, but some potentially bad news about another on Saturday.
Forward Brad Marchand is expected to play in his team's opening round-robin game on Sunday after suffering an injury during their exhibition game. Meanwhile, goaltender Tuukka Rask is questionable to man the crease due to an illness, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer's Sam Carchidi.
Head coach Bruce Cassidy said he's sure Marchand will be "ready to go" and expects him to be at 100%. However, Cassidy says he will have to talk to Rask, who missed practice on Saturday, to "see where he's at."
Earlier this week, Cassidy announced that the netminder is starting the first game of the round-robin against the Philadelphia Flyers. He added that if Rask is unable to go, backup goaltender Jaroslav Halak will be ready to take the net.
The two goalies nearly split starts this season, with Rask playing in 41 games and Halak in 31. The pair combined to win the William M. Jennings Trophy, awarded annually to the goaltending tandem that allows the fewest goals.
The Bruins will take on the Flyers at 3 p.m. ET Sunday.