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Seguin back in lineup after one-game benching

Thursday, 12.08.2011 / 12:54 PM

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

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Seguin back in lineup after one-game benching
BOSTON -- One game as a healthy scratch was obviously enough to convince the Boston Bruins that Tyler Seguin learned his lesson for missing a team breakfast and meeting.

Seguin was absent Tuesday morning from a team gathering in Winnipeg, and was subsequently scratched from that night's 2-1 loss to the Jets.

Bruins coach Claude Julien said Seguin is scheduled to be back in the lineup tonight, when the Bruins host the Florida Panthers at the TD Garden.

"I talked about it the other day. I already kind of moved on and I'm ready for the next game," Seguin said after the morning skate.

The second-year forward, who leads the Bruins in scoring, was forbidden from speaking further on the matter. Julien had no intention of addressing the subject more either.

"All I know -- this is old news. This is two days old and for us, we've really turned the page on that," Julien said. "It's not even an issue today, and old news is old news. We've moved on, so I don't even know that I want to go back to that. He's fine and I'm fine. He's in the lineup tonight, he's going to be playing and I think unfortunately, you guys are trying to make a bigger story out of this than it is. He's missed a game, he's paid his dues. It's a 19-year-old that is fine with us, he's a good professional, and that's it. Page turned and we move on."

Here is the probable lineup for tonight's game:

Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Tyler Seguin
Benoit Pouliot - Chris Kelly - Rich Peverley
Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara - Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg - Joe Corvo
Andrew Ference - Johnny Boychuk

Tim Thomas, who was won his last 10 starts, is scheduled to start in net, as the Bruins try to begin a new streak after their 15-game point streak was snapped by Winnipeg.
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