Shawn Thornton, Daniel Paille out, Brad Marchand could play vs. Canadiens
|02.05.13 at 10:06 am ET|
Both Shawn Thornton and Daniel Paille will stay in Boston as the Bruins travel to Montreal to face the Canadiens on Wednesday, Claude Julien said Tuesday morning at TD Garden. Thornton remains out as he recovers from a concussion while Paille is dealing with an upper-body injury. Both injuries were suffered last Thursday against the Sabres.
Brad Marchand will travel with the team and will practice with the B’s on Wednesday. Marchand appeared to injure his shoulder after crashing into the end boards Saturday against the Maple Leafs in the second period. He did not play another shift the rest of the game and missed Monday’s practice.
Julien said that the Bruins are “very optimistic” that Thornton and Paille will “be OK moving forward,” and that Marchand could be a game-time decision vs. the Habs.
“He might be [a game-time decision],” Julien said of Marchand. “He’s going to practice with us today and then we’ll make a decision probably tomorrow on his situation.”
Should Marchand be unable to go, Ryan Spooner will make his NHL debut against the Canadiens.
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