WILMINGTON — The question as to which line Marc Savard  would play on upon his return from a Grade 2 concussion has been at least partially answered from the practice lines coach Claude Julien  put out at Ristuccia Arena on Wednesday morning. Savard was wearing a white sweater along with Vladimir Sobotka and Michael Ryder . From these initial lines it looks like Sobotka has been taken from the center position to the wing with Savard, although, as always, lines are subject to change.
Patrice Bergeron  was wearing yellow along with Mark Recchi  and Marco Sturm  while David Krejci  was in gray with Milan Lucic  and Miroslav Satan. The brick-colored sweaters were occupied by Blake Wheeler , Steve Begin, Daniel Paille , Trent Whitfield, Brad Marchand  and Shawn Thornton . The red sweater represents a line demotion for Wheeler, who registered two assists in Game 2 of the quarterfinals against the Sabres and was minus-1 in the six games. The groupings among the red have Begin with Wheeler and Paille and Whitfield, Marchand and Thornton occupying what could be called a “fifth” line.
The defensive pairings have Zdeno Chara  with Johnny Boychuk , Matt Hunwick with Dennis Wideman , Andrew Ference  with Adam McQuaid and Jeffrey Penner with Andrew Bodnarchuk. Tim Thomas  and Tuukka Rask  are on the ice while Dany Sabourin is still with the team as a third goaltender.