Red Wings-Bruins morning skate Tweets: Boston’s in flux (Marchand, DeBrusk, Cassidy); Wings without DeKeyser

The 9-8-and-3 Detroit Red Wings face the 11-and-7 Boston Bruins this evening (7 PM EST start on Bally Sports Detroit/NESN/Sportsnet West/Sportsnet Pacific/97.1 FM).

Detroit is looking to both snap a 4-game road losing streak and attempting to win in a TD Garden where the team is, per Detroit Hockey Now’s Bob Duff, 1-11-and-2 since Game 2 of the first round of the 2014 playoffs.

Boston will be kind of busy this morning as the Bruins won’t have the suspended Brad Marchand for the next 3 games, and Jake DeBrusk has asked for a trade. There’s also this sticky wicket as Linus Ullmark’s scheduled to start tonight:

Tuukka Rask is back on the ice at Warrior again this morning.— Amalie Benjamin (@AmalieBenjamin) November 30, 2021

Rask is unsigned, but it’s assumed that he’ll sign with the Bruins around the Olympic Break, when his hip fully recovers from surgery.

There were a bunch of storylines regarding Monday’s practice at Little Caesars Arena, too, but we never got an answer as to why Kyle Criscuolo was recalled from Grand Rapids, and hopefully we’ll find out why during the Wings’ morning skate.

The Wings do host Seattle tomorrow night at home (7:30 PM EST start on Bally Sports Detroit/ROOT Northwest/97.1 FM), so Criscuolo could be needed in case there are some players who are banged up.

97.1 the Ticket’s Ken Kal was actually the first person to say, “Hello” from the TD Garden…

Hockey / Basketball doubleheader tonight ⁦@DetroitRedWings⁩ vs ⁦@NHLBruins⁩ 6:45pm ⁦@971theticketxyt⁩ followed by ⁦@DetroitPistons⁩ vs ⁦@PORTrailBlazers⁩ with ⁦@nbamark⁩ calling the action. Tune in for all the action. pic.twitter.com/zTqx1GejsT— Ken Kal (@KenKalDRW) November 30, 2021

Back in Metro Detroit, if you’re interested, per the Red Wings:

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Score a package including a specially priced game ticket, exclusive access to a pregame performance by Raising The Dead & a limited-edition Grateful Dead-themed jerseyhttps://t.co/NMXctO8liN— JamBase (@JamBase) November 24, 2021

Boston Sports Business Journal’s Conor Ryan said, “Hello” from Warrior Ice Arena…

Back at it. pic.twitter.com/MJWx4SYmyR— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) November 30, 2021

As did The Athletic’s Fluto Shinzawa…

Jake DeBrusk is participating in the morning skate.— Fluto Shinzawa (@FlutoShinzawa) November 30, 2021

WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin at least posted the B’s lines (no Anton Bildh today)…

Bruins lines at morning skate:

Hall-Bergeron-Pastrnak
Foligno-Coyle-Smith
DeBrusk-Haula-Lazar
Nosek-Frederic-Kuhlman— Scott McLaughlin (@smclaughlin9) November 30, 2021

As did the Boston Globe’s Matt Porter…

Bruins lines at morning skate:

Hall-Bergeron-Pastrnak
Foligno-Coyle-Smith
Nosek-Frederic-Kuhlman
DeBrusk-Haula-Lazar
Marchand

Forbort-McAvoy
Grzelcyk-Carlo
Reilly-Zboril
Clifton— Matt Porter (@mattyports) November 30, 2021

And Shinzawa…

AM lines:

Hall-Bergeron-Pastrnak
Foligno-Coyle-Smith
Nosek-Frederic-Kuhlman
DeBrusk-Haula-Lazar

Forbort-McAvoy
Grzelcyk-Carlo
Reilly-Zboril
Clifton

Ullmark
Swayman— Fluto Shinzawa (@FlutoShinzawa) November 30, 2021

PP1: McAvoy, Hall, Pastrnak, Bergeron, Foligno
PP2: Grzelcyk, Haula, DeBrusk, Coyle, Smith— Fluto Shinzawa (@FlutoShinzawa) November 30, 2021

And this dropped:

#NHLBruins Head Coach Bruce Cassidy Placed In Covid-19 Protocol: https://t.co/JVafOAnV6e— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) November 30, 2021

Put bluntly:

Marchand suspended.
DeBrusk wants out.
Cassidy in Covid protocol.

Bruins making up for early gaps in the schedule by filling the news cycle.— Ian McLaren (@iancmclaren) November 30, 2021

Scuttlebutt time!

Early returns on DeBrusk being available have been substantial. As many as 8 teams have already reached out and inquired about the player, and more are expected today.— Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) November 30, 2021

The Red Wings hit the ice at 11:15 at TD Garden…

Good morning from Boston!#RedWings, Bruins. 7pm.

💻: https://t.co/a1ZFiGyALB pic.twitter.com/R3IIGYI5EK— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) November 30, 2021

And after the skate…

Jeff Blashill said Danny DeKeyser is still in COVID protocol ahead of tonight’s game in Boston. @DetroitRedWings
#LGRW— Daniella Bruce (@daniellabruce_) November 30, 2021

Yowza:

Providence Bruins COVID situation worsening. Hearing cases in double figures now— Mark Divver (@MarkDivver) November 30, 2021

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