April 15th, 2013 by

Bruins getting bodies back at the right time

Bruins getting bodies back at the right time

The Bruins got some good news today regarding two of their injured forwards. After skating over the past few days, Patrice Bergeron has been medically cleared to play again and will be a game time decision tonight as the Bruins host the Ottawa Senators for the final time this season.

“I feel good,” said Bergeron after this morning’s skate. “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.”

To go along with the great news on Bergeron, the Bruins got even more good news as Brad Marchand was on the ice this morning. Marchand suffered a mild concussion thanks to an elbow to the head from Devils defensemen Anton Volchenkov in last Wednesday’s win over the Devils.

It’s no secret that with the playoffs just weeks away and the Bruins playing inconsistent of late, getting healthy is the best thing the Bruins can ask for.

Due to the struggles and injuries, Bruins bench boss Claude Julien has been juggling the lines around like crazy over the last few weeks and that has seemed to mess with the team’s chemistry a bit, as the Bruins have had difficulty putting the puck in the net.

After tonight the Bruins have six games left and getting their lineup in order could be the difference in a deep playoff run, or another first round exit.

To add to the mix the Bruins are expected to have newcomer Carl Soderberg in Boston on Tuesday and the former Swedish Elite League star could very well be in the lineup on Wednesday when the Bruins host the Buffalo Sabres.

With Bergeron possibly back in the lineup, Marchand presumably days away from returning to game action, and Soderberg en route to Boston, we may finally see a healthy Bruins lineup, and that’s a good thing for the Black and Gold.

If everyone stays healthy the Bruins will enter the playoffs with a deep set of forwards and that very well could bode well for Julien and his Bruins.

It will be key for the Bruins forwards to get adjusted to their new lines once Soderberg, Bergeron and Marchand are inserted to the lineup.

Andrew Ference will be a healthy scratch tonight as Julien continues to rest his defensemen ahead of the playoffs. Dougie Hamilton will return to the lineup tonight after he was healthy scratch the previous two games as the 19-year old Hamilton got some much needed rest.

The Bruins still trial the Montreal Canadiens by one point in the Northeast Division. The Habs host the Flyers tonight.

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