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On Friday, Andrew Ference wore his usual black practice jersey for the Bruins’ on-ice session at Ristuccia Arena. But on Saturday, Ference will be in suit and tie at TD Garden, serving a one-game suspension, when the Bruins and Maple Leafs face off in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series.
Ference will be watching from the press box because of his illegal check to the head of Mikhail Grabovski in Game 1. Ference will be eligible to play in Game 3 in Toronto on Monday.
Ference’s absence will have a trickle-down effect on the Boston defense. Dougie Hamilton, a healthy scratch in Game 1, will most likely make his NHL playoff debut. Hamilton practiced with Wade Redden on the third pairing.