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Claude Julien undecided on fourth line

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  June 22, 2013 01:46 PM

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The fourth-line left wing for Game 5 will be either Kaspars Daugavins or Carl Soderberg. Claude Julien said he has yet to decide between the two.

Daugavins’s ice time has gone down in each of the four games. Daugavins is strong on the puck and has created offensive chances. But he has not proven to be responsible defensively with the puck.

If Soderberg goes in, the Bruins would be looking for more skill from their fourth line. Rich Peverley had his best performance in Game 4. Soderberg has some touch with the puck and could create chances with Peverley and Shawn Thornton.

The fourth line’s identity is different without Gregory Campbell. Assuming it’s a Soderberg-Peverley-Thornton line, it would be similar to Chicago’s fourth unit of Marcus Kruger, Dave Bolland, and Michael Frolik. Chicago’s fourth line plays a fast and skilled game more than an in-your-face approach.

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