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Kelly absent from Bruins practice in Lake Placid

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  April 20, 2011 11:17 AM

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LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Good morning from the Lake Placid Olympic Center, where the Bruins have started practice.

Chris Kelly is the only regular missing. Kelly was banged up in the first period of Game 3 after Scott Gomez hit him from behind, sending the center into the Montreal net. Kelly finished the game and scored the empty-net goal in the final minutes. Perhaps we'll get some information regarding Kelly's absence after practice.

UPDATE: Claude Julien said Kelly is in Boston. Kelly is being examined for a possible fracture. Julien said Kelly should be available for Game 4.

Rich Peverley is centering Michael Ryder and Tyler Seguin on the third line. Jamie Arniel is also getting shifts on the third line.

Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Mark Recchi
Michael Ryder-Rich Peverley-Tyler Seguin/Jamie Arniel
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton/Jordan Caron

Zdeno Chara-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Johnny Boychuk
Tomas Kaberle-Adam McQuaid
Matt Bartkowski-Shane Hnidy

Tim Thomas
Tuukka Rask
Anton Khudobin

The Bruins went through power-play rushes before the start of practice.

PP1: Chara, Kaberle, Bergeron, Krejci, Lucic.

PP2: Ference, Seidenberg, Peverley, Recchi, Ryder/Marchand.


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