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Bruins expect Kelly back in lineup vs. Hurricanes

Monday, 04.08.2013 / 12:40 PM

By Matt Kalman - NHL.com Correspondent / 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

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Bruins expect Kelly back in lineup vs. Hurricanes

BOSTON -- While there's still no news, positive or negative, pertaining to Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron's status after he suffered a concussion last week, the team should be healthier Monday when it faces the Carolina Hurricanes at TD Garden (7 p.m. ET, NHLN-US).

Coach Claude Julien said he expects center Chris Kelly, who has been out since March 11 with a broken tibia, to return to the lineup. Kelly took part in an optional morning skate and has been practicing with the team for about a week.

"I feel good and it'll be nice to get back," Kelly said.

The Bruins juggled their lines Sunday for practice.

Here's a look at the projected lineups for the Bruins and Hurricanes:

BRUINS

Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Nathan Horton

Brad Marchand - Gregory Campbell - Jaromir Jagr

Daniel Paille - Chris Kelly - Tyler Seguin

Jordan Caron - Rich Peverley - Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara - Dougie Hamilton

Andrew Ference - Dennis Seidenberg

Matt Bartkowski - Johnny Boychuk

Tuukka Rask

Anton Khudobin

Scratched: Aaron Johnson, Wade Redden, Kaspars Daugavins, Jay Pandolfo

Injured: Adam McQuaid (shoulder), Patrice Bergeron (concussion)

HURRICANES

Jiri Tlusty - Eric Staal - Patrick Dwyer

Jeff Skinner - Jordan Staal - Tuomo Ruutu

Drayson Bowman - Riley Nash - Chad LaRose

Marc-Andre Bergeron - Tim Brent - Zac Dalpe

Tim Gleason - Joe Corvo

Jamie McBain - Bobby Sanguinetti

Jay Harrison - Brett Bellemore

Justin Peters

Dan Ellis

Scratched: Kevin Westgarth

Injured: Cam Ward (knee), Joni Pitkanen (heel), Alexander Semin (upper body), Justin Faulk (knee)

Quote of the Day

I came into a team that had 65 points, that was at the bottom of the basement, a team that everybody wrote off as never going to be good. My goal is to go from the very bottom to the very top.

— Forward Brandon Dubinsky on signing a six-year contract extension with the Columbus Blue Jackets