Morning briefing

Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will host the Flames this afternoon. The Bruins are expected to welcome Vladimir Sobotka back to today’s lineup. Sobotka passed his neuro-psych test yesterday and said he feels ready to play. Sobotka suffered a concussion on Tuesday in Atlanta and missed Thursday’s 5-3 loss to Tampa Bay.

* Marc Savard will speak at noon on his condition.

* Lots of ex-Northeast Division players on the Calgary side: Vesa Toskala (Toronto), Ian White (Toronto), Brian McGrattan (Ottawa), Niklas Hagman (Toronto), Matt Stajan (Toronto), Jamal Mayers (Toronto), Christopher Higgins (Montreal), Ales Kotalik (Buffalo).

* Chris Rooney and Paul Devorski will be the referees. Scott Cherrey and Mark Shewchyk will be the linesmen.

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