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Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Two-point effort Sunday
Grzelcyk scored a goal and an assist in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Red Wings.
He got the Bruins on the board late in the second period, but they were already staring at a 4-0 deficit at that point. It's the 29-year-old blueliner's first multi-point performance since Jan. 16 and he has only four goals and 23 points on the season, but with Hampus Lindholm (foot) sidelined Sunday, Grzelcyk found himself working the point on Boston's first power-play unit. Lindholm is expected to return Tuesday, but if he misses additional time, Grzelcyk would have some short-term fantasy appeal.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Produces helper in win
Grzelcyk logged an assist, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Maple Leafs.
Grzelcyk has shown a little more talent on offense lately with two goals, eight assists and a plus-17 rating over his last 15 contests. The 29-year-old defenseman is up to 19 points, a plus-31 rating, 64 shots on net, 62 blocked shots and 22 PIM through 47 outings overall. He'll continue to log top-four minutes, and he should be on the fantasy radar if he can retain his newfound scoring touch following the All-Star break.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Records goal, assist in win
Grzelcyk scored a goal on two shots and notched an assist versus the Flyers on Monday.
Grzelcyk has racked up five points in his last four contests, including a pair of multi-point outings. The defenseman sees minimal usage with the man advantage, so he'll need to continue producing at even strength. Still, Grzelcyk figures to be a near-lock to reach the 20-point threshold for the fourth straight season and could top last year's career-best performance (24 points).... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Records pair of assists in win
Grzelcyk registered two assists, two shots on goal and a plus-3 rating in Sunday's 7-1 win over the Ducks.
Grzelcyk set up David Pastrnak's hat-trick-clinching goal in the second period as well as a Charlie Coyle insurance marker in the third. This was Grzelcyk's first multi-point effort of the season -- he's often played more of a defensive role in the top four. The blueliner has a goal, 11 assists, 52 shots on net, 47 blocked shots and a plus-21 rating through 36 outings.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Strong effort Thursday
Grzelcyk recorded an assist Thursday, but the Bruins took a 3-2 shootout loss to the visiting Kings.
Grzelcyk was the primary distributor on Taylor Hall's second-period goal. The B's would end up squandering a 2-0 lead, but the third-pairing defenseman turned in an efficient performance, as he also managed a plus-1 rating to go with a pair of blocked shots and three shots on goal.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Pots game-winner Friday
Grzelcyk scored the game-winning goal in Friday's 4-0 win over the Blue Jackets.
The blueliner made his first tally of the year count, as Grzelcyk picked up the puck at the point, drifted down into the faceoff circle and wired a shot into the top corner over Elvis Merzlikins. Grzelcyk has found the scoresheet in four of five games since making his belated season debut, but his other three points were all helpers.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Removed from IR
Grzelcyk (shoulder) had been taken off injured reserve, per the NHL media site, ahead of Thursday's clash with Anaheim.
Grzelcyk's activation should clear the way for him to make his season debut after having been sidelined for the first four games of the year due to his shoulder issue. With the defenseman back in action, Anton Stralman figures to get bumped from the blue line while Mike Reilly could see his power-play minutes decreased. Now that Grzelcyk is fit for duty, he should still be capable of reaching the 20-point threshold for the fourth straight season.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Expected to return next week
Grzelcyk (shoulder) is expected to return at some point next week, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Grzelcyk has been participating in full practices for the last week and is getting close to a return. He underwent shoulder surgery June 3 and was expected to return in early November but is ahead of schedule. The defenseman had four goals and 24 points in 73 games last season.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Practices Friday
Grzelcyk (shoulder) participated in a full practice Friday, according to Bruins beat writer Joe Haggerty.
Grzelcyk was able to partake in a full practice, including contact, for the first time since undergoing shoulder surgery June 3. The defenseman had four goals and 24 points in 73 games last season. He was expected to return in early November but could return in a couple of weeks as he is ahead of schedule.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Could return early
Grzelcyk (shoulder) is making strides in his recovery and is "slightly" ahead of schedule according to coach Jim Montgomery, Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reports Monday.
Grzelcyk was originally expected to be ready in early November, so he may be ready to play in late October given his updated recovery timeline. Whenever the 28-year-old defenseman is ready to play, he should be in the mix for some power-play minutes despite registering just five points in that role last season.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Skates solo Thursday
Grzelcyk (shoulder) skated on his own Thursday, per Eric Russo of NHL.com.
Grzelcyk underwent surgery June 3 and the expected recovery time was five months, so he should return at the beginning of November. The defenseman had four goals and 20 assists in 73 games last season.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Undergoes successful surgery
Grzelyck had surgery on his shoulder Friday and is expected to miss the next five months.
It was announced that Grzelyck would undergo surgery this offseason and now he's officially expected to be out until roughly early November. Three different Bruins defensemen went under the knife Friday, so the team's blue line figures to be fairly thin to begin next season.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Needs shoulder surgery
Grzelcyk will undergo shoulder surgery and is expected to miss the start of the 2022-23 campaign, Amalie Benjamin of NHL.com reports.
Grzelcyk doesn't have a set timetable and he likely won't until closer to training camp. The 28-year-old posted a minus-6 rating through five games this postseason before missing the final two contests. He averaged 18:44 of ice time while adding 24 points in 73 games during the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Remains out Saturday
Grzelcyk (undisclosed) will miss Saturday's Game 7 against Carolina, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Grzelcyk played the first five games of the series -- going scoreless while averaging 18:09 of ice time -- but sat out Game 6 with his undisclosed injury. If the Bruins advance past Carolina to Round 2, it's unclear when the 28-year-old blueliner might be able to return.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Won't play in Game 6
Grzelcyk (undisclosed) won't play in Thursday's Game 6 against the Hurricanes, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
Grzelcyk has evidently been "playing through stuff," so he'll sit Thursday's potential elimination game out. If the Bruins aren't able to force a Game 7, Grzelcyk will finish the year having collected 24 points through 73 regular-season contests and zero points through five postseason appearances.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: Resting Friday
Grzelcyk (rest) will not play Friday in Toronto, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Grzelcyk will be joined by seven other Bruins resting in advance of the postseason, which starts Monday. He finishes his age-28 season having recorded 24 points, a plus-22 rating and 118 shots on goal -- all of which are new career highs.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk: In action Thursday
Grzelcyk (upper body) will be back in the lineup versus the Senators on Thursday, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Grzelcyk wrote his name on the scoresheet in just one of the team's last 12 contests while chipping in just 16 shots over the stretch. As such, the 28-year-old defender is unlikely to offer much fantasy value, even if he returns to the second power-play unit.... See More ... See Less
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