Bruins center Patrice Bergeron
took the morning skate with his teammates Wednesday and skated in his usual lineup spot between wingers Brad Marchand
and Rich Peverley
, as the team prepared for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Capitals at TD Garden.
Bergeron did not practice Tuesday due to an undisclosed injury he's been battling through since the second period of Game 5 last Saturday. He played in the Bruins' win in Game 6 Sunday, but was off with the rest of his team Monday and then didn't hit the ice Tuesday. After practice Tuesday, Bruins coach Claude Julien
said he had no concerns about Bergeron missing a game.
When asked if Bergeron would play in Game 7, Julien said: "Yes, I think so."
It's believed Bergeron's injury is of an upper-body nature because he was only able to take one faceoff in Game 6.
The rest of the Bruins' lines were the same as well. Julien will make a game-time decision between veteran Shawn Thornton
and rookie Jordan Caron
for the 12th forward position. Caron skated in Thornton's place in Game 6.
Here's the Bruins' projected lineup:
- David Krejci
- Tyler Seguin
- Patrice Bergeron
- Rich Peverley
- Chris Kelly
- Brian Rolston
- Gregory Campbell
- Shawn Thornton
- Dennis Seidenberg
- Johnny Boychuk
- Mike Mottau