Wade Redden, acquired from the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday, is planning to travel to Boston on Thursday, but Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli didn’t think Redden would play against New Jersey.
The Bruins will not recall a center from Providence for Thursday’s game to replace Patrice Bergeron (concussion). Kaspars Daugavins has played center, and he and Jaromir Jagr will make their Bruins debuts against the Devils.
Thursday’s possible lineup:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Rich Peverley-Tyler Seguin
Jay Pandolfo-Kaspars Daugavins-Jaromir Jagr
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Dougie Hamilton
Matt Bartkowski-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Johnny Boychuk
* Chiarelli said Chris Kelly (broken left tibia) will be playing soon. Chiarelli didn’t disclose a specific timetable for the center’s return. Kelly skated Wednesday for the third straight day.