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Marchand game-time decision for Bruins at Lightning because of illness

Forward second on Boston, sixth in NHL in scoring with 83 points @NHLdotcom

Brad Marchand is ill and will be a game-time decision for the Boston Bruins when they play the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET: NBCSN, SNE, SNO, SNP, TVAS, NHL.TV).

The forward, who did not take part in the morning skate, is second on the Bruins in scoring to forward David Pastrnak (91 points; 47 goals, 44 assists) and sixth in the NHL with 83 points (27 goals, 56 assists) in 66 games.

Marchand has 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) during a nine-game point streak for Boston (41-13-12), which leads Tampa Bay (41-19-5) by seven points for first place in the Atlantic Division.

The Bruins have won two straight and are 13-3-0 in their past 16 games. The Lightning are 1-4-0 in their past five games following a Tampa Bay-record 11-game winning streak.

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