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Bruins ready for Rangers

Posted by Kevin Paul Dupont, Globe Staff  January 22, 2013 11:23 AM

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WILMINGTON -- Pucks are down here for what portends to be a brief workout for the Bruins prior to their flight to New York, where they'll face the Rangers Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden in their first road game of the 2012-'13 season.

The Bruins rubbed out the Blueshirts Saturday in the season opener at the Garden and followed with Monday's 2-1 shootout victory over the Jets on Causeway St.

Dennis Seidenberg, hobbled with a lower-body injury and unable to suit up vs. Winnipeg, arrives first on the ice this morn. As other Bruins stream out of the dressing room, it appears the veteran German backliner will participate in the full skate.

Coach Claude Julien on Monday sounded as if Seidenberg will not be sidelined very long. Most likely, he'll make the trip to Manhattan and Julien will decide just prior to the game if he'll suit up.

Left winger Brad Marchand is the only Bruin not skating this morning.

Julien says Marchand needed a ''maintenance day'', but offered little in way of detail.

"I think you're going to be seeing a lot of that in the early going," Julien said, referring to the need to rest players with minor injuries. Julien did not have much detail about Seidenberg's injury, but said the fact he practiced today is encouraging.

Ex-Devil Jay Pandolfo is skating in Marchand's spot on the Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin trio.

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