Boston Bruins forwards David Pastrnak and Ondrej Kase missed practice Thursday after being deemed unfit to play.
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy expected both players to be available, but says the team will “forge ahead” while they are out. It is unclear how long Pastrnak and Kase will be sidelined.
Pastrnak tied for the league lead in goals in 2019-20, finding the back of the net 48 times. He added 47 assists for a Bruins squad that claimed the Presidents’ Trophy as the league’s best regular-season team.
Kase was dealt to Boston from the Anaheim Ducks in advance of the 2020 trade deadline. The 24-year-old registered one assist in six games with the club.