Bruins’ Matt Grzelcyk cleared to play in Game 7 of Stanley Cup, will be game-time decision

BOSTON (WHDH) - Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk has been medically cleared to play in Game 7 of the Stanely Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues at TD Garden on Wednesday night.

Head coach Bruce Cassidy told reporters Wednesday morning that Grzelcyk will be a game-time decision but thinks he likely “will go in” for Connor Clifton.

“I’m obviously really excited to get back in there hopefully,” Grzelcyk told reporters. “It’s been tough watching when you get to this stage.”

Grzelcyk was taken to a hospital after taking a hit to the head late in the first period of their Game 2 loss earlier in the series. He was placed in the concussion protocol.

Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist was suspended for Game 3 of the series after smashing Grzelcyk into the glass.

The Charlestown native has practiced in recent days but has not appeared in a game since the injury.

Game 7 is slated to get underway at 8 p.m.

 

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