WILMINGTON — The flu bug that has been plaguing the Bruins finally got to management. With coach Claude Julien sidelined by illness, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli stepped in Wednesday after practice at Ristuccia Arena to address the state of the team.
“[Claude]’s a little under the weather; he’s got the tail end of that flu,’’ said Chiarelli. “He’s at home convalescing and he’ll be with us on the plane [to Buffalo].’’
Chiarelli described Julien’s status for Thursday night’s game against the Sabres as “probable, hopeful.’’ Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.