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Boston’s lineup a mystery tonight vs. Montreal

Dec 19, 2011, 2:15 PM EST

Claude Julien, Brad Marchand, David Krejci, Rich Peverley, Patrice Bergeron AP

Your guess as to Boston’s lineup tonight against Montreal is as good as anybody’s — and that includes the Bruins head coach, Claude Julien.

“Our lineup is one that’s probably the most uncertain so far this year,” Julien said after his team’s optional morning skate.

Why so uncertain? Well, Milan Lucic‘s status is still up in the air pending a disciplinary hearing with Brendan Shanahan. Gregory Campbell, who missed the last three games with a fractured foot, practiced on Sunday and could return to the lineup. Rich Peverley took just one shift in the third period of Saturday’s 6-0 win over Philly and didn’t practice Sunday (lower-body injury). He could be held out as a precautionary/maintenance measure.

So depending on who’s available and how players are feeling, the Bruins could feature a major youth infusion. Zach Hamill, 23, has played the last three games against LA, Ottawa and Philly and could stick in the lineup; Jordan Caron, 21, was recently recalled from AHL Providence and could see his first action since Dec. 10.

If that’s the case, the Bruins will be more like the Baby Bears, featuring six players — Hamill, Caron, Adam McQuaid, Tyler Seguin, Brad Marchand and David Krejci — that are 25 or younger.

UPDATE: Lucic has been suspended for tonight’s game. So that opens up a spot.

  1. xxshookonexx - Dec 19, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    Who ever they put out there….THEY BETTER BE ABLE TO SPEAK FRENCH!!! Montreal expects nothing less than their opponent to be able to speak the language.

    • ballistictrajectory - Dec 19, 2011 at 3:25 PM

      Le Bleu, Blanc, et Rouge toujours sucer.

  2. duckandabluesailor - Dec 19, 2011 at 2:49 PM

    Lucic got one game.

  3. pastabelly - Dec 19, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    Bruins fans will boo Subban in French tonight. But there will be no singing of that ridiculous Ole song that they do in Montreal.

    • haterzgonahate - Dec 19, 2011 at 3:27 PM

      is it ole? lol.. all this time i though it was “soooo gay so-gay-so-gays-so-gaaay.. so gaaaay..sooo gaaaay!”

      kidding.. great hockey city Montreal is..(Jeez i sound like Bob Cole) but that soccer chant is kind of annoying

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