Claude Julien joked that he was already on his afternoon coffee by the time the Bruins had an early morning availability at the TD Garden. But the more important news was that neither Daniel Paille nor Shawn Thornton (concussion) would make the trip to Montreal today.
The Bruins changed their schedule and instead of skating at Ristuccia Arena before leaving for Montreal will now skate at the Bell Centre this afternoon.
No decision has been made on Brad Marchand yet. Marchand is expected to practice with the team today, with the decision being made before Wednesday night's game against the Canadiens.
Ryan Spooner was called up from Providence on Monday on an emergency basis and could be used if needed in Montreal.