Saturday, February 9, 2013
By Victoria Matiash
UPDATE: Never mind. Saturday's Lightning/Bruins match has been postponed because of the weather.
The Boston Bruins could have Brad Marchand, Daniel Paille and Shawn Thornton back in the lineup Saturday.
According to CSNNE.com's Joe Haggerty, Marchand skated as an "extra" on the top line with Tyler Seguin, Milan Lucic and David Krejci. Paille and Thornton skated as extras on the fourth line with Lane MacDermid and Gregory Campbell. If the aforementioned three are all ready to return, coach Claude Julien will have some shuffling to do. While Ryan Spooner has already been re-assigned to Providence, Jamie Tardif and MacDermid are the obvious choices to drop from the lineup.
Further, the cancellation of the morning skate might persuade the Bruins to delay bringing Marchand, Paille or Thornton back until after Saturday's tilt with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Of the three, Haggerty suggests Paille is "the closest to coming back".