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Status for Bruins' Marchand still unclear

Thursday, 04.11.2013 / 12:46 PM

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

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Status for Bruins' Marchand still unclear

BOSTON Boston Bruins wing Brad Marchand’s health was being reassessed Thursday morning, coach Claude Julien said.

If Marchand, who was elbowed in the head by New Jersey Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov on Wednesday night, is unable to play against the New York Islanders, the Bruins will be missing two-thirds of what’s been their most productive forward line this season.

Patrice Bergeron has been out since suffering a concussion April 2. He skated with the Bruins’ scratches during an optional morning skate at TD Garden. Tyler Seguin had been the other member of that line.

The Bruins should have Adam McQuaid back in the lineup for the first time since March 19, when he strained his shoulder.

Here are the projected lineups for the Bruins and Islanders:

BRUINS

Milan LucicDavid KrejciNathan Horton

Brad MarchandGregory CampbellJaromir Jagr

Daniel PailleChris KellyTyler Seguin

Jordan CaronRich PeverleyShawn Thornton

Zdeno CharaJohnny Boychuk

Dennis SeidenbergDougie Hamilton

Andrew FerenceAdam McQuaid

Tuukka Rask

Anton Khudobin

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

Injured: Patrice Bergeron

ISLANDERS

Matt MoulsonJohn TavaresBrad Boyes

Frans NielsenJosh BaileyKyle Okposo

Michael GrabnerKeith AucoinColin McDonald

Matt MartinCasey CizikasJesse Joensuu

Andrew MacDonaldTravis Hamonic

Mark StreitMatt Carkner

Thomas HickeyLubomir Visnovsky

Evgeni Nabokov

Kevin Poulin

Scratched: Marty Reasoner, Radek Martinek, Anders Lee, Eric Boulton

Injured: Joe Finley, Brian Strait

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