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Krejci, Nordstrom out for Bruins against Maple Leafs

Bergeron expected to play after sustaining lower-body injury against Lightning

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / Staff Writer

BOSTON -- David Krejci and Joakim Nordstrom won't play for the Boston Bruins against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, CBC, SN1, NESN, NHL.TV).

Krejci missed the Bruins' 4-3 shootout loss against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday because of an upper-body injury. Nordstrom also has an upper-body injury. Neither forward traveled to Toronto on Friday.

Bruins center Patrice Bergeron made the trip to after sustaining a lower-body injury while blocking a shot against the Lightning. He did not take part in an optional practice Friday, but coach Bruce Cassidy said he expects Bergeron to play.

The absences could result in forward David Backes being in the lineup Saturday; he has been scratched the past three games. The Bruins also could bring up a player from the Providence of the American Hockey League, with options including Anders Bjork, Peter Cehlarik and Brendan Gaunce.

Also missing practice for maintenance days were defensemen Zdeno Chara and Torey Krug, and forwards David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand.

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