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Bruins' Craig Smith: Grabs helper Sunday
Smith registered an assist in Sunday's 4-0 win over San Jose.
Smith has helpers in three straight games as he finds himself elevated to a first-line role. On the year, the Wisconsin native has generated just eight points in 32 contests and may be hard-pressed to reach the 30-point threshold for the sixth consecutive year.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Craig Smith: Nets rare goal
Smith scored a goal on three shots in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Sharks.
Smith gave the Bruins an early 2-0 lead in the first period, converting on a Nick Foligno assist. The tally snapped Smith's seven-game point drought, and it was his first goal since Oct. 27. The winger is up to five points, 31 shots, 23 hits and a minus-1 rating through 25 contests. He should see fairly steady bottom-six minutes while Jake DeBrusk (lower body) is out of action.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Craig Smith: Draws back in Tuesday
Smith, who is back from AHL Providence, will play Tuesday against Ottawa.
Smith was briefly sent down during the holiday break. He will replace A.J. Greer in the lineup versus the Senators. Smith has one goal, three assists, 24 shots on net and 18 hits in 19 games with Boston this season.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Craig Smith: Heads to AHL
Smith was sent down to the AHL on Friday, per the AHL's transactions page.
Smith has a goal and four points in 19 games while averaging 9:47 of ice time. He was also reassigned to the AHL on Tuesday before being recalled Wednesday, so it wouldn't be surprising if this turned out to be a cap-related transaction. There's a fair chance that the 33-year-old will be summoned by Boston prior to Tuesday's game against Ottawa.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Craig Smith: Right back with big club
Smith was recalled by the Bruins on Wednesday.
Smith was assigned to the AHL in a cap-related paper move Tuesday, but he was always expected to be back back with the big club in an official capacity in short order. He'll likely slot into a fourth-line role for Thursday's game versus the Jets.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Craig Smith: Assigned to AHL Providence
Smith was assigned to AHL Providence on Tuesday.
Smith played Monday against Florida after clearing waivers. Per Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now, the 33-year-old forward is expected stay with the big club despite the designation of being demoted in a salary cap-related move. Smith has one goal and three assists in 18 games with Boston this season.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Craig Smith: Still with NHL club
Smith took part in Monday's game-day skate ahead of a clash with Florida, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Despite being placed on waivers, Smith has not been reassigned to the minors. It likely was a procedural move to maintain the ability to move Smith between the NHL and AHL. With the league-wide roster freeze set to go in place at midnight Monday, Smith likely won't be reassigned to the minors at this point and should be in contention to play during the freeze.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Craig Smith: Hits waivers
Smith was placed on waivers Sunday, per CapFriendly.
Smith has accounted for one goal and three assists in 17 appearances with Boston this season. He has averaged just 9:51 of ice time. Smith would be eligible to be sent to AHL Providence on Monday if he goes unclaimed.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Craig Smith: Makes return to lineup
Smith registered one shot on goal during Wednesday's 4-0 victory over the host Avalanche.
Smith (upper body) dressed for the first time since Nov. 25 and received 12:03 of ice time Wednesday. The 33-year-old forward replaced A.J. Greer, who was scratched. Skating on a wing, Smith opened Wednesday on the Bruins' fourth line with Nick Foligno and Tomas Nosek.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Craig Smith: Expected to play Wednesday
Smith (upper body) is expected to return to the lineup Wednesday versus Colorado, Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now reports.
Smith, who has sat out the past three games, has one goal, two assists and 13 hits in 12 appearances this season. He is slated to replace A.J. Greer in the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Craig Smith: Not playing Monday
Smith (upper body) won't be in the lineup Monday against Vegas, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Smith, who last played Nov. 25 against Carolina, remains day-to-day. He has one goal, two assists, 16 shots on net and 13 hits in 12 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Craig Smith: Won't play Saturday
Smith (upper body) won't play Saturday against Colorado, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
Smith, who hasn't played since Nov. 25, is considered day-to-day. He has one goal and two assists in 12 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Craig Smith: Expected to sit Tuesday
Smith (upper body) is not expected to be available to play Tuesday versus the Lightning, Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reports.
Coach Jim Montgomery said Monday that Smith isn't ready yet despite the Bruins forward feeling better. Smith was injured in Friday's contest against Carolina.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Craig Smith: Exits Friday's game
Smith left Friday's game against Carolina and won't return because of an upper-body injury.
Smith had one shot and four PIM in 5:12 of ice time before exiting the game. He has a goal, three points and six PIM in 12 contests this season. If he ends up being unavailable for Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay and Trent Frederic (shoulder) isn't ready to return for that contest, then Boston would need to call up a forward from the AHL.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Craig Smith: Playing Monday
Smith (upper body) will rejoin the lineup against the Blues on Monday, Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now reports.
Smith returns to action following a three-game stint on the sidelines due to his upper-body issue. In his prior four outings, the winger registered one goal on eight shots, one assist and four hits while averaging 12:17 of ice time. With Smith reclaiming his fourth-line role, A.J. Greer will be relegated to a spot in the press box.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Craig Smith: Won't return Saturday
Smith (upper body) won't be in the lineup Saturday versus Toronto, per Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic.
Smith last played Oct. 28. He has a goal and three points in seven games this season while averaging 11:48 of ice time. Smith should resume his bottom-six role with the team once he's healthy.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Craig Smith: Remains day-to-day
Smith (upper body) is still considered day-to-day and won't play Thursday versus the Rangers, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.
Smith will miss a second straight contest with his upper-body issue. Another update on the 33-year-old winger, who's picked up three points through seven contests this campaign, should surface once he's cleared to rejoin the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Craig Smith: Day-to-day with upper-body injury
Smith is listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
Smith is not expected to play Tuesday against Pittsburgh after he was not on the ice for the morning skate. He has one goal and two assists in seven games this year. Brad Marchand, who was scratched last Friday versus the Blue Jackets, is slated to replace Smith in the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Bruins' Craig Smith: Back in lineup Saturday
Smith will return to the Bruins' lineup Saturday after being a healthy scratch the last two games, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
The Bruins will use Smith on the third line with Charlie Coyle and Trent Frederic. Smith has one assist in three games this season. He has passed the 30-point mark in each of his last four seasons.... See More ... See Less
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