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Jagr to play with Seguin and Marchand

Apr 4, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT

Jaromir Jagr AP

Jaromir Jagr will make his Boston debut on a line with Tyler Seguin in the middle and Brad Marchand on the left side when the Bruins host the Devils tonight at TD Garden.

Jagr will, in a sense, replace Patrice Bergeron (out indefinitely with a concussion), except it will be Seguin moving from the wing to take over Bergeron’s spot at center.

Per CSNNE.com, the Bruins’ other top line remains David Krejci centering Milan Lucic and Nathan Horton.

Bergeron’s injury provides an easy way to slot Jagr into the top six. If Bergeron had been healthy, it would’ve been interesting to see how coach Claude Julien deployed his lines, particularly considering Horton has scored a goal in each of his last four games, with Lucic registering four assists in his last three games.

Remember that much of the Bruins’ push to add a scoring winger was owed to the struggles of Horton and Lucic.

Obviously, the B’s are hopeful an extra top-six forward is a problem they’ll have shortly.

Tuukka Rask is expected to start in goal for Boston.

PS — Seguin was born on Jan. 31, 1992. At that point, Jagr had already played a season and a half with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

PPS — Marchand was born on May 11, 1988.

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  1. bekay19 - Apr 4, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    A lot of character on that line.. Hope Bergeron is back soon

  2. titansbro - Apr 4, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Jeez, is that Marchand? Woof

    • hockeyflow33 - Apr 4, 2013 at 6:47 PM

      Sorry that little boy isn’t attractive enough for you

  3. raiderufan - Apr 4, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    Wow….thats pretty incredible.

  4. TBIV.net - Apr 4, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    Wow — Marchand’s nose really outgrew his face in his adult years.

  5. letthecoldcome - Apr 4, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    Marchand looks the same still

  6. dboldave - Apr 4, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    I was hoping they’d bump Horton back to play with Seguin and Marchand while Krejci would center Lucic and Jagr. Either way though, time for golden boy to step up and become the player the Bruins want him to be.

  7. pastabelly - Apr 4, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Bergeron is the best player on the team. This is not an improvement. It’s a band aid until #37 returns. If Jagr were to be a top 6 forward, it would be Horton demoted to playing with Kelly and Peverley when Kelly gets healthy. The problem all year has been that third line. Paille has really played well and has really earned a spot on that line and Peverley hasn’t.

  8. nosefacekillah - Apr 4, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    It will be nice to see Seguin play with a comparable offensive talent. Jagr isn’t going to peel off a rush to make sure there is a thrid man high.

  9. homelanddefense - Apr 4, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    The Bergeron injury really messed up what could have been here. It would have been great to see Krejci and Jagr together again like in the Olympics….and paired with Lucic.

    Second line should be Bergeron, Marchand, Seguin and the third could be Kelly Peverly, Horton. At least once everyone is back. Id be ready to roll with that. Once McQuaid gets back they will be ok.

  10. bruinsfan19 - Apr 4, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Bergeron is the best player on the team (Along with Chara) because he puts up points he has something like 31PTS in 35 Games and he won the Selke trophy last year he is a top player

  11. lsxphotog - Apr 4, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Should get interesting with the young talent to feed.

  12. nunan - Apr 4, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    Peferred line-up, when healthy, would be:

    Horton-Krejci-Jagr
    Marchand-Bergeron-Seguin
    Lucic-Kelly-Peverley

    I want Krejci with Jagr but that means either Horton moves to the third line or Lucic does. Horton has more offensive skill so I’d rather him stay with Krejci and Jagr. It also means he has to play left wing. So some major changes there. Might be asking too much. I also think the whole team benefits from Lucic playing a more physical, checking role and that would be his role on the third line. Worry less about offense and more about fore-checking and hitting. His game starts there. Soderberg is almost here too so it’ll be interesting to see what happens. Could see Campbell being sat and Kelly taking his place on the fourth line, which makes that line more solid.

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