RALEIGH – Good morning from PNC Arena, where the Bruins will play the Hurricanes for the second time this week. The Bruins claimed the first meeting on Monday at TD Garden, 6-2.
Patrice Bergeron (concussion) is with the team and is expected to participate in the morning skate. Bergeron will not play tonight.
The Bruins didn’t have a full practice Friday, so they did not reveal any lineup changes. For now, we’ll go with Thursday’s lineup against the Islanders and update after the skate.
Puck drop: 7 p.m.
TV/radio info: NESN (Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Naoko Funayama),98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)
Records: Bruins 26-10-4, Hurricanes 16-22-2
Projected Bruins lineup:
Daniel Paille-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Milan Lucic-Gregory Campbell-Jaromir Jagr
Jordan Caron-Chris Kelly-Tyler Seguin
Kaspars Daugavins-Rich Peverley-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Matt Bartkowski-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid
Healthy scratches: Dougie Hamilton, Aaron Johnson, Jay Pandolfo, Wade Redden
Storylines: Carl Soderberg remains in limbo. The Bruins have signed Soderberg to a three-year contract and bought out his deal with Linkoping, his Swedish club. But the Swedish federation vetoed Soderberg’s transfer earlier this week. It will be up to the NHL to determine whether to stamp Soderberg’s transfer card or comply with the Swedes’ wishes… The Bruins can clinch a playoff spot by recording one point… Carolina has lost its last seven games. It is the franchise’s longest losing streak since relocating from Hartford… Ian Walsh and Dan O’Halloran will be the referees. Jonny Murray and Andy McElman will be the linesmen.