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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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Claude Julien: Brad Marchand fine, injured D trio ‘doesn’t look good’ at 11:57 am ET
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Following the Bruins’ morning skate, coach Claude Julien said that Brad Marchand will be “there” for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Rangers after leaving the skate early with an apparent injury.

Marchand walked through the B’s dressing room following morning skate and seemed to be in good spirits. He was not limping or noticeably encumbered, though he declined to talk to the media.

“He’ll be fine,” Julien said of Marchand. “He’ll be there tonight.”

Though Marchand did appear to be fine when walking through the room, Carl Soderberg might be the more likely candidate to play in his place than Kaspars Daugavins if Marchand is unable to go. Though Daugavins played in Game 1 of the first round and said he is ready to make a return to the lineup, he stayed out on the ice with the healthy scratches while Soderberg left with the players who figure to be in the lineup.

“First thing that comes to your mind is it sucks when somebody get hurts, first of all,” Daugavins said. “Especially a guy like Marchy who is one of our better players on the team. You know it’s not good for us. Even when you want to play, you don’t want to see your best player go down. It’s tough, but whatever happens happens and you have to be ready just in case they tell you you’re playing. I’m ready. I’m waiting for my chance, and if I go in I’ll do my best.”

As for the trio of injured defensemen, Dennis Seidenberg, Wade Redden and Andrew Ference (none of whom were there for the morning skate), Julien offered no update but said, “Doesn’t look good.”

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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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Torey Krug enters the mix with Bruins defense banged up 05.14.13 at 1:50 pm ET
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Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli offered no updates on the team’s injured defensemen Tuesday at TD Garden, though he did say that the Bruins will recall defenseman Torey Krug from Providence.

Wade Redden and Andrew Ference missed Game 7 against the Maple Leafs and Dennis Seidenberg didn’t play after the first two minutes due to an injury suffered on his first shift. Chiarelli gave no updates on any of the three players, though he said that Redden would not be able to play if the B’s were to have a game Tuesday. The Bruins will begin their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Rangers Thursday at TD Garden.

Krug is a left-shot defenseman, which will be a welcomed addition given that Seidenberg, Redden and Ference are all lefties. In 70 games for Providence this season (including the playoffs), Krug has 13 goals and 35 assists for 48 points this season.

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Bruins have no update on Dennis Seidenberg 05.13.13 at 11:46 pm ET
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Claude Julien had little update on the condition of defenseman Dennis Seidenberg following the Bruins’ Game 7 win over the Maple Leafs.

Seidenberg took only two shifts and did not play after the first two minutes of the game. He stayed on the bench but was unable to play. Julien said the team will be able to provide an update Tuesday.

“We’ll know better tomorrow whether it’s short-term or long-term,” Julien said.

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Bruins humbled by experience with first responders 04.18.13 at 3:05 pm ET
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WILMINGTON — When the Bruins hosted 80 first-responders at Wednesday’s game, they thought they were simply providing a nice gesture as a way of thanking the brave bunch for all they had done for the city during Monday’s horrific events. They didn’t think they were making anybody’s day, but they were.

In meeting with the first-responders following their 3-2 shootout loss to the Sabres Wednesday, the Bruins were overwhelmed by their experience with the heroes and how proud they were to meet the B’s.

“They were very, very happy and excited that they came to the game and they really showed a lot of respect,” Brad Marchand said Thursday. “It was funny — not funny, but a different feeling because they were thanking us when really we wanted to thank them for everything that they did for our city and for us and for everyone who was involved. It was honor meeting them and being able to meet those guys and hear their stories of how courageous they were in a moment like that.”

Marchand said it was more of an honor for the Bruins to spend time with the heroes than the other way around, but to be able to give them something to be smile about was touching for the players.

“They really expressed last night how big it was for them to come to the game and how excited they were from the moment they heard they were coming,” Marchand said. “Some of the guys were telling us how they found out and just how excited they were all day long or the day before, and it was all they could think about. They said that’s what they needed to kind of get their mind off things. They saw a lot of stuff. To be able to give that to them for them to enjoy and look forward to watching us play and just a few hours to watch us play and enjoy something, it’s huge for us. We take a lot of pride in that. Obviously, those guys are heroes and we look up to them. They did some courageous and amazing things. We owe them a lot.”

After the game, Andrew Ference and some other players took the first-responders out for beers as a way of further thanking them for everything they had done. Though Dennis Seidenberg didn’t join them (his children had to get up early), he wasn’t surprised to see how much the night meant to both sides.

“It’s a great sports town, Boston is,” Dennis Seidenberg said. “People are very emotional about their sports. When you have a chance to give them the opportunity to come to a game and get their mind off what happened, it’s easy for us to do and something nice also.”

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