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Bergeron cleared to play for Bruins tonight

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"He's in," said Bruins head coach Claude Julien of forward Patrice Bergeron.

The two words brought a reinvigorated feeling to the Garden this morning as the Bruins prepared to face off against their Eastern Conference rivals, the Washington Capitals, on Tuesday evening.

"We were looking forward to having him back in the lineup," said Julien. "He's feeling good and we're glad to have him back and I think under the circumstances this is a real positive and great news for our hockey club.

Additionally, Andrew Ference and Milan Lucic will be on tonight's roster.

"Yeah, Milan's in the lineup tonight," said Julien. "Everybody except for [Phil] Kessel (mono) and probably [Michael] Ryder (flu-like symptoms) are the guys that may not play tonight."

"Yeah, Milan's in the lineup tonight," said Julien. "Everybody except for [Phil] Kessel (mono) and probably [Michael] Ryder (flu-like symptoms) are the guys that may not play tonight."

And while everyone is thrilled, there will actually be some adjustments that need to be made. For instance, there will probably be seven defensemen on the roster, tonight.

"Yeah, and it’s not a bad thing either," explained Julien. "You've got Ference coming in for the first time tonight, we know Ward's come back from an injury and just played one game so if we run in to some situations, I think a lot of teams do that, just dress seven D's. Matt Hunwick you might see him as a forward at times. He's a great skater, he's played a little bit there in college so you might spot him on the wing at times tonight.

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