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Andrew Ference back to skating 05.27.13 at 11:34 am ET
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The Bruins were off on Monday, but injured defenseman Andrew Ference took the ice and worked with strength coach John Whitesides at TD Garden. Coach Claude Julien said afterwards that Ference has been skating for the last day or two.

Once Ference is able to return, the Bruins will likely have to choose between reinserting the veteran into the lineup or leaving Matt Bartkowski in. Both Bartkowski and Torey Krug have become contributors since entering the lineup due to injuries on the blueline, with Torey Krug all but guaranteeing himself a spot going forward four goals in five games thus far.

“A lot goes into it,” Julien said. “At one point you make a decision, and that doesn’€™t mean that it’€™s an easy one, because it’€™s not. But we’€™ll deal with it when the time comes, we did it with [Dennis] Seidenberg. If Ference becomes available, we’€™ll have to deal with that, too.”

Other players to hit the ice Monday for the B’s were Jay Pandolfo and Jaromir Jagr.

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Dennis Seidenberg, Andrew Ference, Wade Redden out for Game 2 05.19.13 at 2:07 pm ET
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Both Dennis Seidenberg and Wade Redden skated on Sunday, but both are out of the lineup for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Rangers, Bruins coach Claude Julien said prior to the game.

Andrew Ference will also miss the game and has yet to skate since missing Game 6 against the Maple Leafs. With the trio of injured defensemen out, rookies Matt Bartkowski, Dougie Hamilton and Torey Krug will be in the lineup again.

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Dennis Seidenberg skates, won’t return for Game 2 05.18.13 at 4:00 pm ET
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The Bruins got a couple of positive signs regarding their injured defensemen Saturday, with Dennis Seidenberg skating prior to practice and Wade Redden returning to practice.

Following the skate, Claude Julien told reporters that Seidenberg will not play in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Rangers, while Redden will be a game-time decision. Ference has yet to skate since missing Game 6 of the first round against the Maple Leafs.

Though the Bruins struggled at points without the defensemen, they have won both games played without all three, as Seidenberg left after two minutes of Game 7 against Toronto and all three players sat out for Game 1 against the Rangers.

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Dennis Seidenberg, Andrew Ference, Wade Redden out Game 1 vs. Rangers 05.16.13 at 7:09 pm ET
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Dennis Seidenberg, Andrew Ference and Wade Redden were all absent for the Bruins’ warmup Thursday night, meaning all three are out for Game 1 against the Rangers.

The trio of injured blueliners will be replaced by rookies Matt Bartkowski, Dougie Hamilton and Torey Krug. Bartkowski and Hamilton played two games against the Maple Leafs in the first round, while this will be the first NHL playoff game and fourth game of Krug’s NHL career.

The Bruins lineup in warmups is as follows:

Milan LucicDavid KrejciNathan Horton
Brad MarchandPatrice Bergeron – Jaromir Jagr
Rich PeverleyChris KellyTyler Seguin
Daniel PailleGregory CampbellShawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara – Dougie Hamilton
Matt Bartkowski – Johnny Boychuk
Torey Krug – Adam McQuaid

Tuukka Rask

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Injured defensemen missing, Brad Marchand leaves morning skate early in pain at 10:50 am ET
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Dennis Seidenberg, Andrew Ference and Wade Redden all were missing from the Bruins’ morning skate prior to Thursday’s opening game of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Rangers. Furthermore, left wing Brad Marchand left the ice in pain about 20 minutes into the skate following 2-on-1 drills.

With the trio of defensemen absent (all with undisclosed injuries), the lineup looked as follows prior to Marchand’s exit:

Milan LucicDavid KrejciNathan Horton
Brad MarchandPatrice Bergeron – Jaromir Jagr
Rich PeverleyChris KellyTyler Seguin
Daniel PailleGregory CampbellShawn Thornton

Extra forwards: Kaspars Daugavins, Jay Pandolfo, Carl Soderberg

Zdeno Chara – Dougie Hamilton
Matt Bartkowski – Johnny Boychuk
Torey Krug – Adam McQuaid

Extra defenseman: Aaron Johnson

If Marchand is unable to play Thursday, Daugavins would be the most likely choice to replace him in the lineup. Daugavins last played in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Maple Leafs.

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Mike Petraglia contributed to this report.

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Dennis Seidenberg, Andrew Ference not skating for Bruins, Tyler Seguin moved to third line 05.15.13 at 11:23 am ET
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Dennis Seidenberg and Andrew Ference were both absent Wednesday as the Bruins practiced at TD Garden in anticipation of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Rangers. Defenseman Wade Redden, who missed Game 7 against the Maple Leafs with an undisclosed injury, was present but did not stay for the whole practice.

The practice featured a slight change to the lines, as Claude Julien flip-flopped right wings Tyler Seguin and Jaromir Jagr. Seguin, who had been skating on the second line with Patrice Bergeron, was moved down a line to skate with Chris Kelly and Rich Peverley, while Jagr moved up to play with Bergeron and Brad Marchand.

The lines in practice were as follows:

Milan LucicDavid KrejciNathan Horton
Brad MarchandPatrice Bergeron – Jaromir Jagr
Rich PeverleyChris KellyTyler Seguin
Daniel PailleGregory CampbellShawn Thornton

Extra forwards: Kaspars Daugavins, Jay Pandolfo, Carl Soderberg

The defensemen present were Redden, Zdeno Chara, Johnny Boychuk, Adam McQuaid, Matt Bartkowski, Dougie Hamilton, Aaron Johnson and Tory Krug. The pairings were as follows:

Chara-Hamilton
Bartkowski-Boychuk
Krug-McQuaid

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Andrew Ference out for Game 7 05.13.13 at 6:07 pm ET
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Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference is out for Game 7 against the Maple Leafs, coach Claude Julien said prior to the game on Monday.

The defenseman, who was suspended for Game 2 and also missed Game 6 due to injury, was spotted with crutches and a walking boot on his left foot by The Boston Globe’s Kevin Paul Dupont on Monday.

Dougie Hamilton was inserted into the lineup in Ference’s place on Sunday, and the Bruins will have the choice between Hamilton and Matt Bartkowski on Monday.

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