DETROIT -- The Boston Bruins played without forward Jarome Iginla against the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday at Joe Louis Arena due to a lower-body injury, but coach Claude Julien said the injury isn't serious.
Right Wing - BOS
GOALS: 30 | ASST: 31 | PTS: 61
SOG: 197 | +/-: 34
Iginla, who participated in the Bruins morning skate, was a late scratch and was replaced in the lineup by Jordan Caron
, who started on the third line. Loui Eriksson
took Iginla's spot at right wing on the top line.
"He's day to day," Julien said after the Bruins' 3-2 loss to the Red Wings. Asked if iginla could have played if it were a playoff game, he replied, "That's why [it's] day-to-day. It's not a major injury here. He skated this morning."
Iginla was named NHL's First Star for March after scoring 13 goals and 17 points in 17 games during a month when the Bruins went 15-1-1 with a 12-game winning streak.
Iginla has 30 goals and 31 assists for 61 points in 75 games and has a plus-34 rating. This is the first game Iginla has missed this season. He scored twice Saturday against the Washington Capitals to reach 30 goals for the 12th straight time in a full 82-game season.