Coach Claude Julien confirmed to reporters Friday that Patrice Bergeron will make his preseason debut after recovering from injuries that included a broken rib, torn rib cartilage, a collapsed lung and a separated shoulder.
"Yeah, [Bergeron] is going to play [Saturday]," Julien said. "Who’s got the tweets going?"
Purcell is not expected to miss any significant time.
"He's not feeling well," coach Jon Cooper said. "He showed up [Friday] and I don't know if it was respiratory or I have no idea, so maybe if it was a regular-season game who knows, maybe he would play. So he went to go get checked out at the [doctor] and even before he comes back [from the doctor], I just wanted to put somebody else in."
The Tampa Bay Lightning assigned forward Adam Erne to the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League on Friday. The move trimmed the team’s training camp roster to 58.
Erne was picked by the Lightning in the second round (No. 33) of the 2013 NHL Draft. He scored two goals and added another in the shootout in Tampa Bay’s 4-3 defeat of the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday in his first NHL preseason game.
Forward Ryane Clowe, who suffered what coach Pete DeBoer termed "a charley horse" in the first period of Thursday's preseason loss to the New York Islanders, also did not skate in either group. On Friday, DeBoer said Clowe was "day-to-day."
DeBoer told Northjersey.com that Jagr skated again on his own Friday and could return to practice "any day now." He left the initial practice of the season with what was reported as general soreness.
All three players have past NHL experience. Hamill, the No. 8 pick in the 2007 NHL Draft, has four assists in 20 career games with the Boston Bruins. Pelletier is scoreless in 13 games with the Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks. Stuart has eight goals and 13 points in 56 games for the Atlanta Thrashers and Buffalo Sabres.