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Johnny Boychuk's availability uncertain

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  March 27, 2013 11:58 AM

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Johnny Boychuk has yet to be cleared for game play. Claude Julien said Boychuk will be re-evaluated later today.

Boychuk missed the last two games because of an injured right leg. He was hurt last Friday during practice when he was hit by an Aaron Johnson shot.

Boychuk made it through the morning skate without limitations and took regular shifts alongside Zdeno Chara. If Boychuk plays tonight, either Aaron Johnson or Matt Bartkowski will be the healthy scratch.

* Milan Lucic took line rushes with usual partners David Krejci and Nathan Horton. Lucic started Monday’s game against Toronto with Rich Peverley and Jordan Caron.

* Tuukka Rask was the first goalie off the ice, indicating he will start against the Canadiens.

Tonight’s possible lineup:

Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Daniel Paille-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Brad Marchand-Rich Peverley-Jordan Caron
Jay Pandolfo-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Dougie Hamilton
Aaron Johnson-Andrew Ference

Tuukka Rask
Anton Khudobin

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