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Marian Hossa absent, Bruins lineup unchanged in morning skate

Marian Hossa was absent for the Blackhawks’ morning skate Wednesday, a day after coach Joel Quenneville had said the right wing was “likely to play” in Game 4.

Quenneville reiterated that after the morning skate, saying “he’s expected to play tonight.” Asked about Hossa missing the skate, Quenneville replied, “he’s fine.”

The Bruins’ lines and defensive pairings were the same as they were in Game 3. The lineup was as follows:

Lucic – Krejci – Horton
Marchand – Bergeron – Jagr
Paille – Kelly – Seguin
Daugavins – Peverley – Thornton

Chara – Seidenberg
Ference – Boychuk
Krug – McQuaid