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Bruins prepare for Sabres

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  February 7, 2012 10:16 AM

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WILMINGTON – Good morning from Ristuccia Arena, where the Bruins have started practice in preparation for tomorrow’s game against Buffalo.

David Krejci, dropped to the third line against Washington, remains with Benoit Pouliot and Jordan Caron today.

“I don’t think there’s necessarily any messages,” Claude Julien said after practice when asked if he wanted to send a message to Krejci. “We expect our players to come out and be the best they can every night. That’s something I think they owe to the organization, especially based on their contracts. That’s what we expect from them no matter where they are.”

The lineup:

Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Milan Lucic-Chris Kelly-Rich Peverley
Benoit Pouliot-David Krejci-Jordan Caron
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton

Steven Kampfer-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Joe Corvo
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid

Tuukka Rask
Tim Thomas

No word yet on whether Zach Hamill has been claimed. The deadline is noon today.

* Zdeno Chara is not present. All other defensemen are practicing.

UPDATE: Chara was given the day off. Hamill has cleared waivers.

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