Redden Returns to Practices, Seidenberg Skates

The Bruins hit the ice for practice this morning after a day off and veteran defensemen Wade Redden was a present participant. Redden had not been skating and has been a scratch from the lineup of late.

He has been plagued by what is believed to be an upper body injury and will be a “game time decision” for game 2. His return to action is certainly good news, as Boston can use all of the depth possible against a physical Rangers team.

When asked if he felt good enough to play right now, Redden said “no.”

Dennis Seidenberg did not take part in the practice but he did skate prior to it. Seidenberg worked out by himself and is battling a knee injury. He seems to be free of any sort of limp but is unlikely to dress tomorrow according to Claude Julien.

Andrew Ference did not practice, has not skated, and is still sidelined with a foot injury.

Claude Julien is not expected to make a decision regarding his blue line until prior to tomorrow’s puck drop. Though it would not be surprise if Matt Bartkowski, Dougie Hamilton, and Torey Krug all remain in the lineup.

The pairings in practice were Chara-Hamilton, Bartkowski-Boychuk, Krug-McQuaid.

Julien did not tinker with the forward lines. Tyler Seguin looks to remain with Chris Kelly and Rich Peverley. Jaromir Jagr should be alongside Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand.

Game 2 will begin at 3:00 PM on Sunday from TD Garden.

Frank O’Laughlin – NHL Contributor – TitleTown Sports


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