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Bergeron, Marchand will return for Bruins

Wednesday, 04.17.2013 / 1:00 PM

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

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Bergeron, Marchand will return for Bruins

BOSTON – On what should be an emotional night at TD Garden, the Boston Bruins will look to give the city a lift, and they should get a lift from the return of two of their better players Wednesday.

Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand are expected to return to the lineup against the Buffalo Sabres after missing several games with a concussion. Bergeron missed six games; Marchand has been out the past two.

The Bruins-Sabres game will be the first professional sporting event in Boston since the explosions near the finish line at the Boston Marathon on Monday.

Forward Carl Soderberg, who joined the Bruins for morning skate for the first time since signing a contract with the team last week, will not play.

The Sabres demoted Luke Adam to Rochester of the American Hockey League. It appears they’ll start Ryan Miller in net after Jhonas Enroth made the prior two starts.

Here are the projected lineups for each team:

BRUINS

Brad MarchandPatrice BergeronTyler Seguin

Gregory CampbellDavid KrejciJaromir Jagr

Daniel PailleChris KellyNathan Horton

Milan LucicRich PeverleyShawn Thornton

Zdeno CharaJohnny Boychuk

Dennis SeidenbergDougie Hamilton

Wade ReddenAndrew Ference

Anton Khudobin

Tuukka Rask

Scratched: Kaspars Daugavins, Carl Soderberg, Jay Pandolfo, Matt Bartkowski, Aaron Johnson, Adam McQuaid

SABRES

Thomas VanekCody HodgsonTyler Ennis

Kevin PorterSteve OttBrian Flynn

Nathan GerbeJochen HechtPatrick Kaleta

Marcus Foligno - Drew StaffordJohn Scott

Christian EhrhoffAndrej Sekera

Adam PardyMark Pysyk

Chad RuhwedelMike Weber

Ryan Miller

Jhonas Enroth

Scratched: Mikhail Grigorenko

Injured: Alexander Sulzer, Ville Leino, Tyler Myers

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