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Three Bruins questionable with the flu

Mar 18, 2010, 12:36 PM EDT

As if there wasn’t enough pressure on the Boston Bruins for tonight’s
rematch against the Pittsburgh Penguins, now it seems they may be
without a good chunk of their roster in a critical game. Blake Wheeler,
Dennis Wideman and Johnny Boychuk all missed this morning’s skate with
flu-like symptoms, and could be out for tonight’s game. Reports Joe Haggerty of

All three are question marks for tonight against the Penguins, and
may just force Andrew Ference into the lineup with a troublesome groin
that’s been giving him problems. B’s coach Claude Julien said that
Ference was a possibility for tonight’s game after missing the last zz
games after blowing out his groin.

The Bruins are coming home from a long road trip and are gearing
up for what could be an incredibly emotional game against the Penguins.
Now it’s the flu that’s hitting the locker room, just another bit of
adversity for the team to fight through. That’s all. No worries, right?

  1. Laughs2Loud - Mar 18, 2010 at 1:09 PM

    Hmm. Flu like symptoms the day after St Paddy’s Day? We’ll see.
    I wouldn’t be too worried if I were the Penguins. Boston’s idea of tough is having Hniddy go after Matt Niskanen. And Hniddy isn’t on the team anymore.

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