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Seven Bruins miss practice with ‘flu-like symptoms’

Feb 19, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT

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It’s a good thing the Bruins’ next game isn’t until Thursday in Tampa Bay, otherwise the fact seven players were held out of practice Tuesday with “flu-like symptoms” might be problematic.

Per CSNNE.com, Boston’s coaching staff had to make do with fewer bodies than usual today, with the likes of Patrice Bergeron, Nathan Horton and Andrew Ference absent.

One player that did participate was Milan Lucic. The big winger missed Sunday’s win in Winnipeg after returning home to attend to a personal matter.

“It was for personal reasons. The good thing is that everybody is home and healthy now,” said Lucic. “That’s basically it. It was a long last couple of days flying to Winnipeg and then flying all the way back once I got there. But everybody is happy and healthy, and that’s the main thing.”

  1. franchisethighs - Feb 19, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Flu like symptoms? More of a goo like substance on their faces. Amirite or Amirite?

    • cfol44 - Feb 20, 2013 at 5:07 AM

      Hey Tightytights, thanks for letting us all know your IQ!!! Great job!!! Let me guess, a Toronto, Vancouver, or Montreal fan??? I know it sucks getting your arses kicked by us everytime we play you, but no need for nasty talk, youngsters read this stuff!!! Anyway, how would your kids like it if they new his daddy thought about things like that on his face in his dreams?????

  2. sjsharks66 - Feb 19, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Thank god Lucic’s family is ok. Was worried for a second it had to do with his child.

    • pepper2011 - Feb 19, 2013 at 2:54 PM

      Who dislikes children being healthy?

      • govtminion - Feb 19, 2013 at 3:41 PM

        That would be internet trolls, which of course abound on this site.

  3. ajbaxter1975 - Feb 19, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    Get well quick, Boys. We can’t have you voiding your bowels on the ice in Tampa.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 19, 2013 at 6:55 PM

      There use to be a bug that ran rampant around the NHL back in the day called the philly flu when opposing teams would come to the spectrum players would mysteriously be out of the line-up !

  4. wildbillsrodeo - Feb 20, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    Drink those fluids boys!

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