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Brad Marchand returns on Friday night

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Boston Bruins will get a big boost to their offense on Friday night when center Brad Marchand returns from an upper-body injury. He has missed the past two games due to injury.

Now that he’s healthy once again, he’ll rejoin the first line with Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrňák. Through 12 games this season, Marchand had 14 points in 12 games.

Boston Bruins player Brad Marchand attempts a shot on Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky during a shootout
Brad Marchand attempts a shot on Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky during a shootout (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)

Marchand was a game-time decision before being allowed to go. He wasn’t allowed to travel with the team as he was injured, but he’ll play this evening against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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When Marchand has been out, he was replaced on the first line by Anders Bjork.

Marchand has spent his entire career with the Bruins dating back to the 2009-10 season.

In his last five games, Marchand has two goals and three points with a 2 +/-. He was averaging more than 22 minutes on the ice each time.

When Marchand has played this season, he has appeared in 13 games on the season. He has scored five goals and had 10 assists for 15 points. 

His last goal came against the Buffalo Sabres on November 7th. He also had two goals in the season-opener on October 13th against the Columbus Blue Jackets. 

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His additional goals came against the New Jersey Devils on October 20th and the Florida Panthers on November 1st. 

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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