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Claude Julien confident Patrice Bergeron will play tonight

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  June 24, 2013 11:51 AM

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Patrice Bergeron will participate in warmups tonight. Coach Claude Julien said he’s confident Bergeron will play.

Bergeron didn’t participate in the morning skate. Bergeron suffered an undisclosed injury in Game 5 that required a visit to a Chicago hospital. Bergeron returned to Boston with his teammates Sunday morning.

Assuming Bergeron plays, he will most likely center Brad Marchand and Jaromir Jagr. The Bruins will then have to determine who plays left wing on the fourth line.

Carl Soderberg started in that position in Game 5 before moving up to No. 2 center following Bergeron’s exit. Jay Pandolfo took shifts on the fourth line with Rich Peverley and Shawn Thornton during the morning skate.

* Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg were paired this morning. They were split after the second period of Game 5.

* Jonathan Toews participated in Chicago’s morning skate. Toews is likely to play.

Tonight’s possible lineup:

Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Jaromir Jagr
Daniel Paille-Chris Kelly-Tyler Seguin
Carl Soderberg-Rich Peverley-Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Johnny Boychuk
Torey Krug-Adam McQuaid

Tuukka Rask
Anton Khudobin

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