Frankly, this was fairly evident to me that the top line was injured. It was much more apparent in the St. Louis series because of how physical they were, but I would have guessed they were at 70%. If even one of them was 100%, I think they win. The series was that close.Honestly, that changes my outlook on him. That’s an insane injury.
So 2/3 of the top line couldn’t move, and the last third couldn’t control the puck.
DeBrusk never looked the same after that hit. Tough look for the Bruins and the league on the concussion, but he simply wasn't the same player. He was a bat out of hell before that hit, and after was much more timid.