You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Bruins struck by flu bug

The Bruins were missing quite a few of their players at practice at the TD Garden on Tuesday, with Patrice Bergeron, Loui Eriksson, Kevan Miller, Matt Bartkowski, and Andrej Meszaros missing, in addition to Chris Kelly (back) and Daniel Paille, who left the ice shaken after a hit by Jake McCabe on Saturday.

That was partly because the Bruins are battling a flu bug, which makes the fact that they don’t start their first-round series against the Red Wings until Friday look like a stroke of luck for the team.

Continue reading below

Asked about the return of the absent players, Julien said, “I don’t know for sure, I would like to think so. As you know, the flu bug has hit our team right now. So we’re trying to manage that the best we can and the best thing right now is to keep those guys away from others, but seems like a few more have gotten that. Started off I think just before Saturday’s game, certain players, and then just kind of evolved from there. We’re trying to manage it right now.

“As far as tomorrow’s concerned, you keep your fingers crossed and hope that that’s the end of it and that your players are going to start coming back.”

Julien gave no update on Paille, saying that the team is not discussing injuries at this point in the season.

Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.