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Pregame Skate: Seidenberg, Redden Questionable; Jagr Stays Off

Thursday, 05.23.2013 / 1:38 PM
By Caryn Switaj - BostonBruins.com / Bruins Blog
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Pregame Skate: Seidenberg, Redden Questionable; Jagr Stays Off

NEW YORK, NY - The Bruins held a pregame skate Thursday morning at Madison Square Garden prior to Game Four, as they look to close out the series against the New York Rangers.

Dennis Seidenberg and Wade Redden continued to skate with the team, as they progress in their recoveries, with Andrew Ference - still sidelined with his own injury - the only Bruins' defenseman absent from the ice.

As such, defense pairings saw no changes from Games 1-3, as Zdeno Chara was paired with Dougie Hamilton, Matt Bartkowski with Johnny Boychuk, and Torey Krug with Adam McQuaid. Seidenberg and Redden rounded out a fourth pairing.

"Our lineup will be on the ice in the warm-up tonight," said Coach Julien following the skate, when asked if Seidenberg or Redden would be ready tonight. "That's all I'm going to say about that."

Jaromir Jagr did not partake in the skate. He skated during Wednesday's optional practice at MSG. In his place, Carl Soderberg slotted in during morning line rushes alongside Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand. I'm going to go ahead and assume that the vet just preferred to stay off the ice to rest this morning and will be back on Bergeron's right wing tonight, but that is unconfirmed.

All other lines remained the same during rushes.

The best indication of the lineup will be following Julien's lead and seeing who is on the ice for warm-ups, and taking part in rushes, after the Bruins take the ice at 6:30 p.m. (ET). Lineup information, per warm-ups and once the official roster reports are submitted prior to puck drop, can be found by following the official @NHLBruins Twitter feed.

Per pregame skate rushes, here is the Bruins' projected lineup:

Lucic-Krejci-Horton
Marchand-Bergeron-Jagr
Peverley-Kelly-Seguin
Paille-Campbell-Thornton

Chara-Hamilton
Bartkowski-Boychuk
Krug-McQuaid

Rask

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