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Johnny Boychuk and Shawn Thornton absent for practice

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  February 27, 2012 10:28 AM

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WILMINGTON – Good morning from Ristuccia Arena, where the Bruins have started practice. Johnny Boychuk, rocked by Chris Neil on Saturday, is not present. Boychuk could have suffered a concussion because of the hit.

If Boychuk is unavailable for tomorrow’s rematch, Andrew Bodnarchuk would see his first action of the season. Bodnarchuk and Max Sauve were recalled from Providence this morning.

UPDATE: Bodnarchuk is expected to play tomorrow. Boychuk is suffering from symptoms that are consistent with a concussion, said Claude Julien.

Shawn Thornton is also missing. Julien said Thornton is day-to-day and could be available tomorrow.

Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Milan Lucic-Chris Kelly-David Krejci
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Jordan Caron
Max Sauve-Carter Camper-Benoit Pouliot

Zdeno Chara-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Joe Corvo
Andrew Bodnarchuk-Adam McQuaid

Tim Thomas
Tuukka Rask

If Chara and Seidenberg play together tomorrow, it will be the first time the power pairing will be reunited since last year’s postseason.

* Joe Corvo said he’s had headaches following Kyle Turris’s hit. Corvo will play tomorrow. Corvo termed Turris’s check a cheap shot. Turris might have to answer the bell if Corvo comes calling.

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