BOSTON — Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien confirmed that center Marc Savard will play today against the Washington Capitals at TD Banknorth Garden.

However, winger Milan Lucic will not play and he remains day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Neither Lucic nor Savard practiced Friday. Blake Wheeler, who also didn’t practice, and Aaron Ward, who missed Thursday’s game but practiced Friday, will both be in as well.

With Lucic out, the Bruins must decide between Martins Karsums, Vladimir Sobotka or seventh defenseman Matt Hunwick for the open roster spot.