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Game 39 preview: Bruins at Senators

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  December 28, 2013 12:30 PM

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OTTAWA – Good morning from Canadian Tire Centre, where the Bruins will look to sweep the Senators in their home-and-home series. The Bruins trounced Ottawa last night at TD Garden, 5-0.

Dennis Seidenberg (right leg) will not play tonight. Seidenberg was injured during a collision last night with Cory Conacher. Claude Julien did not have any further clarity on Seidenberg's condition.

Carl Soderberg is also out. Soderberg hurt his head in last night’s game when he collided with the glass. Soderberg is experiencing concussion-like symptoms and did not travel to Ottawa.

David Warsofsky and Nick Johnson will play in place of Seidenberg and Soderberg. Warsofsky and Johnson were in Glens Falls, N.Y., ahead of Providence’s game tonight against Adirondack when they were recalled on an emergency basis. Warsofsky and Johnson had to return to Providence to retrieve their passports. They are scheduled to arrive in Ottawa this afternoon.

Puck drop: 7 p.m.

TV/radio info: NESN (Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Jamie Erdahl), 98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)

Records: Bruins 26-10-2, Senators 15-18-7

Projected Bruins lineup:

Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Reilly Smith
Daniel Paille-Ryan Spooner-Matt Fraser
Jordan Caron-Gregory Campbell-Nick Johnson

Zdeno Chara-Torey Krug
Matt Bartkowski-Johnny Boychuk
David Warsofsky-Adam McQuaid

Tuukka Rask
Niklas Svedberg

Healthy scratch: Chad Johnson

Storylines: Tuukka Rask was the first goalie off the ice this morning, indicating he will make his second start in two nights. Rask was in goal for last night’s shutout. Niklas Svedberg will most likely be his backup. Chad Johnson will be the healthy scratch for the second straight game… The Bruins have gone seven straight with a player scoring two goals per game. Reilly Smith was the latest to turn the trick last night... Ryan Spooner is from nearby Kanata. This will be Spooner’s second career NHL game in his hometown. Spooner planned to return to his parents’ home instead of going to the team hotel following the morning skate… Shawn Thornton was the last man off the ice following the morning skate. Thornton has until Tuesday to decide whether he will take his case to a neutral discipline arbitrator… Paul Devorski and Ian Walsh will be the referees. Michel Cormier and Matt MacPherson will be the linesmen.

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