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Kessel, Thornton expected out for tonight vs. Senators
Posted By Joe Haggerty On April 2, 2009 @ 11:19 am In General | No Comments
WILMINGTON — Phil Kessel  skated and did some light shooting on the ice and Shawn Thornton  wasn’t present during Thursday morning’s pre-game skate prior to tonight’s tilt at the TD Banknorth Garden  against the Ottawa Senators .
Thornton’s asbence from the morning skate indicates that the B’s brawling winger will miss his second straight game with a minor “undisclosed injury”. With Thornton and Kessel out of the lineup, Bitz should again populate the fourth line with Steve Montador and Stephane Yelle — and Blake Wheeler , P.J. Axelsson and Marc Savard  will again skate as Boston’s top scoring line after producing an even-strength goal Tuesday night.
“Phil was on the ice and he’s practicing, and we’re planning his return for sometime next week,” said Claude Julien . “(Thornton) is still the same. I can’t say any more than it’s not sonething serious. There’s a lot of the same, and we’re just going to keep going with healthy guys.”
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 Phil Kessel: http://media.weei.com/hockey/phil-kessel.htm
 Shawn Thornton: http://media.weei.com/hockey/shawn-thornton.htm
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 Ottawa Senators: http://media.weei.com/hockey/ottawa-senators.htm
 Blake Wheeler: http://media.weei.com/hockey/blake-wheeler.htm
 Marc Savard: http://media.weei.com/hockey/marc-savard.htm
 Claude Julien: http://media.weei.com/hockey/claude-julien.htm
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