BOSTON – Boston Bruins wing Brad Marchand’s health was being reassessed Thursday morning, coach Claude Julien said.
If Marchand, who was elbowed in the head by New Jersey Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov on Wednesday night, is unable to play against the New York Islanders, the Bruins will be missing two-thirds of what’s been their most productive forward line this season.
Patrice Bergeron has been out since suffering a concussion April 2. He skated with the Bruins’ scratches during an optional morning skate at TD Garden. Tyler Seguin had been the other member of that line.
The Bruins should have Adam McQuaid back in the lineup for the first time since March 19, when he strained his shoulder.
Here are the projected lineups for the Bruins and Islanders:
Milan Lucic – David Krejci – Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand – Gregory Campbell – Jaromir Jagr
Daniel Paille – Chris Kelly – Tyler Seguin
Jordan Caron – Rich Peverley – Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara – Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg – Dougie Hamilton
Andrew Ference – Adam McQuaid
Scratched: Jay Pandolfo, Kaspars Daugavins, Aaron Johnson, Matt Bartkowski, Wade Redden
Injured: Patrice Bergeron
Matt Moulson – John Tavares – Brad Boyes
Frans Nielsen – Josh Bailey – Kyle Okposo
Michael Grabner – Keith Aucoin – Colin McDonald
Matt Martin – Casey Cizikas – Jesse Joensuu
Andrew MacDonald – Travis Hamonic
Mark Streit – Matt Carkner
Thomas Hickey – Lubomir Visnovsky
Scratched: Marty Reasoner, Radek Martinek, Anders Lee, Eric Boulton
Injured: Joe Finley, Brian Strait