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Bruins practice with ‘heavy hearts’
Posted By DJ Bean On April 16, 2013 @ 12:05 pm In General | 1 Comment
WILMINGTON — After postponing Monday’s game against the Senators in wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, the Bruins took the ice Tuesday at Ristuccia Arena.
“I think it was one of those days when you practice with heavy hearts,” coach Claude Julien  said. “Obviously, we have a job to do and we still have to do our job, but I think our guys in there are proud of the city they represent, Boston. As much as it was hard to really go out there today and give your all, I think our guys did a good job. But practice is over and our thoughts are back to those people affected by it. Boston, for me personally and my family is a city we’ve fallen in love with. When you something like that happen, there’s no doubt it affects you as an individual, and even as us as a group.”
The B’s did some power-play work before beginning a full practice at 11:30. All players were accounted for, including Brad Marchand  (concussion). Marchand, who was skating for the third straight day, was in a green jersey with spare forwards Jay Pandolfo and Jordan Caron. A good sign for the B’s is that Marchand did not seem limited, taking contact for the first time since suffering his concussion last Wednesday.
The lines were as follows:
Gregory Campbell  – David Krejci  – Jaromir Jagr
Milan Lucic  – Patrice Bergeron  – Tyler Seguin 
Daniel Paille  – Chris Kelly  – Nathan Horton 
Kaspars Daugavins – Rich Peverley  – Shawn Thornton 
Extra forwards: Brad Marchand , Jay Pandolfo, Jordan Caron
Patrice Bergeron  was expected to be examined prior to Monday’s game, but he was not cleared given Monday’s events. Claude Julien  said following Tuesday’s practice that Bergeron is “highly probable” to play Wednesday, assuming there is a game.
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 Claude Julien: http://media.weei.com/hockey/claude-julien.htm
 Brad Marchand: http://media.weei.com/hockey/brad-marchand.htm
 Gregory Campbell: http://media.weei.com/hockey/gregory-campbell.htm
 David Krejci: http://media.weei.com/hockey/david-krejci.htm
 Milan Lucic: http://media.weei.com/hockey/milan-lucic.htm
 Patrice Bergeron: http://media.weei.com/hockey/patrice-bergeron.htm
 Tyler Seguin: http://media.weei.com/hockey/tyler-seguin.htm
 Daniel Paille: http://media.weei.com/hockey/daniel-paille.htm
 Chris Kelly: http://media.weei.com/hockey/chris-kelly.htm
 Nathan Horton: http://media.weei.com/hockey/nathan-horton.htm
 Rich Peverley: http://media.weei.com/hockey/rich-peverley.htm
 Shawn Thornton: http://media.weei.com/hockey/shawn-thornton.htm
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