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Carl Soderberg skates with Bruins, Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand to play Wednesday 04.17.13 at 12:00 pm ET
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The Bruins got an influx of healthy bodies Wednesday morning as Carl Soderberg skated with the team for the first time, while both Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand (concussions) have been cleared and will be in the lineup for what figures to be an emotional contest against the Sabres.

Soderberg, who arrived Tuesday from Sweden, participated in morning skate on Wednesday but will not be in the lineup against the Sabres. The Bruins feel that it will be beneficial to both Soderberg and the team for him to get some practices in and watch the team from the press box before jumping into game action.

Wade Redden will make his Bruins debut on Wednesday, with it unknown which Bruins defenseman will sit. Andrew Ference was supposed to be a healthy scratch on Monday before the game was postponed, but Adam McQuaid and Matt Bartkowski stayed on the ice a little longer than teammates, suggesting they might be the scratches.

There was a heavy amount of rotating in line rushes for the B’s in Wednesday’s practice, but here’s what the forward lines looked like:

Gregory CampbellDavid Krejci – Jaromir Jagr
Brad MarchandPatrice BergeronTyler Seguin
Daniel PailleChris KellyNathan Horton
Milan LucicRich PeverleyShawn Thornton

The goaltenders left the ice at pretty much the same time, but it was Anton Khudobin who was the first off. Given the time between games, it would be a bit surprising to see Tuukka Rask sit Wednesday, so stay tuned on that front.

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Bruins practice with ‘heavy hearts’ 04.16.13 at 12:05 pm ET
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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 CampbellDavid Krejci – Jaromir Jagr
Milan LucicPatrice BergeronTyler Seguin
Daniel PailleChris KellyNathan Horton
Kaspars Daugavins – Rich PeverleyShawn 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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Patrice Bergeron feels ‘ready’ to return, could play Monday vs. Senators 04.15.13 at 11:58 am ET
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Both Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand (both coming off concussions) participated in the Bruins’ morning skate Monday, and Bergeron could make his return to the Boston lineup Monday night after missing the last six games.

Bruins coach Claude Julien said the team is being “extra safe” with Bergeron’s situation, given that this is his fourth career concussion. The medical staff will give final clearance as to whether the reigning Selke winner plays Monday night against the Senators. Bergeron said he only felt symptoms for a day following the play in which he was concussed, and that he’s had time to recover, get back on the ice and prepare for the final couple weeks of the regular season.

“I feel like I’m ready,” Bergeron said, “but we’ll see.”

“I feel good,” he said. “I feel confident and I don’t feel cautious either. We’ve taken the time and there’s a reason for that, so I’m not hesitant.”

Bergeron said that this concussion was less significant than his previous three. Though he missed only two games due to his previous concussion, it was actually 13 days because the Bruins had swept the Flyers and had some time before starting the Eastern Conference finals against the Lightning, with Bergeron making his return in Game 3 of that series. If he plays Monday, he will have missed just as much time as he did last time, though he’ll have obviously missed more game. Either way, Bergeron feels this concussion wasn’t as bad as any of the ones before it.

“I healed a lot quicker and felt better a lot quicker,” he said. “It was good news.”

As for Marchand, who suffered a concussion on an elbow to the head from Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov last week, the pesky forward skated Monday for the second consecutive day. He has not yet taken contact, which figures to be the next step in his recovery.

Tuukka Rask was the first goaltender off the ice, suggesting he will get the start Monday night against the Senators.

For more on the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins.

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Patrice Bergeron will travel to Carolina with Bruins 04.12.13 at 12:46 pm ET
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Patrice Bergeron will make the trip to Carolina with the Bruins, coach Claude Julien told reporters at Friday’s practice in Boston, where Bergeron skated with his teammates. However, Bergeron is not expected to play against the Hurricanes on Saturday,

Bergeron has been out since April 2 with a concussion, which he sustained after a hit from Colin Greening of the Senators during a 3-2 Bruins win. He resumed workouts this week and skated in Friday’s team practice. He has a history of concussions, and this most recent one was his third since a major one in October 2007 that knocked him out for the remainder of the season.

Bergeron has missed five games, in which the Bruins have gone 3-2, and still ranks second on the team with 31 points.

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No update on Brad Marchand as Patrice Bergeron skates and Adam McQuaid nears return 04.11.13 at 11:39 am ET
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Patrice Bergeron took part in a limited morning skate Thursday at TD Garden, marking the first time he’s been spotted on the ice since leaving last Tuesday’s game against the Senators with a concussion. Bergeron skated with Adam McQuaid, Wade Redden, Kaspars Daugavins, Jay Pandolfo and Aaron Johnson.

As for Brad Marchand, Claude Julien told reporters that the left winger still was being evaluated after taking an elbow to the head from Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov. Marchand left Wednesday’s game following the elbow and did not return.

Julien did say that he feels McQuaid is “ready” to return to Boston’s lineup, and that he will likely do so Thursday against the Islanders. McQuaid has missed the last 11 games with a shoulder strain.

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Tyler Seguin has a whole new appreciation for Patrice Bergeron 04.05.13 at 1:47 am ET
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He didn’t think it would be this hard.

But after skating up and down the center of the ice and going side to side in his first game as a center, Tyler Seguin has a whole new appreciation and understanding of exactly what Patrice Bergeron does.

In his first game replacing the concussed Bergeron, Seguin skated 19 shifts in 19 minutes with Jaromir Jagr on his right and Brad Marchand on his left. Seguin finished with three shots in Boston’s 1-0 win over the Devils Thursday night at the Garden.

“First shift I was like, ‘€˜Bergy, I appreciate you a lot more right now,’” Seguin said. “I guess the first period I felt it a little bit more, but, again, as the game progressed I felt like I could use my speed a little bit more, and it was just about finding those areas. It’€™s one thing from being a centerman and then going to the NHL, but it’€™s another thing from going center to wing in the NHL and then going back to center, so it’€™s going to take some adjustment.”

His coach could certainly see a difference.

“Well, it brought us what we thought. Tyler is obviously realizing, probably, how tough it is for Bergy to play that position, because playing in the D-zone, there’€™s a lot of territory to cover as a centerman, and when pucks are going from one side to the other, he wasn’€™t always there,” coach Claude Julien added. “That’€™s the work in progress, and that’€™s what we expected, and that’€™s what he’€™s going to get used to. But overall, that line was fine. Again, you’€™ve got to remember there’€™s a Hall of Famer on that line with two young players who were probably looking for him a bit too much versus making the plays or taking the shots like they should’€™ve. Hopefully, it will wear off and it will get better.”

Seguin also has a new appreciation of the responsibility Bergeron carries in the face-off circle. Seguin won just three-of-12 but vowed to get better with practice. Read the rest of this entry »

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Peter Chiarelli confirms fourth concussion for Patrice Bergeron 04.03.13 at 3:57 pm ET
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Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli confirmed at his post-NHL trade deadline press conference that  center Patrice Bergeron suffered a concussion in Tuesday’s 3-2 win over Ottawa. SportsNet’s Nick Kypreos was the first to report the news on Wednesday.

“I talked to Patrice,” Chiarelli said. “Patrice suffered a concussion, described as moderate. I talked to him about [4 p.m. Wednesday]. He was in very good spirits. He was out walking today. He was annoyed at it. He was emotional Tuesday night. I don’t know when you’ll see him [playing] again. I don’t think you’ll see him [Thursday].”

Bergeron lunged at Ottawa forward Colin Greening in the Bruins’ zone in the second period Tuesday and hit his head on Greening’s elbow/forearm as the Ottawa forward was shooting. Bergeron left the game and did not return.

This is the fourth concussion suffered in Bergeron’s career, with the last one prior to Tuesday’s occurring in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Flyers.

For more on the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins.

Mike Petraglia contributed to this report.

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