Wade Redden will not play tonight because of an undisclosed injury. Matt Bartkowski, recalled from Providence Thursday night, will most likely get the nod. Bartkowski practiced in Redden’s spot alongside Adam McQuaid on the No. 3 pairing this morning.
Claude Julien classified Redden as day-to-day. It is unknown when or how Redden suffered his injury. Redden played 16:59 in Game 4 in Toronto.
Julien would not commit to Bartkowski over Dougie Hamilton. Bartkowski, however, is a left-shot defenseman. With Bartkowski paired with McQuaid, the other tandems could stay the same. If Hamilton goes in, Dennis Seidenberg would have to go back to the left side, which is unlikely.
Tonight’s expected lineup:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Rich Peverley-Chris Kelly-Jaromir Jagr
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Johnny Boychuk
Matt Bartkowski-Adam McQuaid