WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Boston Bruins didn’t practice this morning but instead opted for an off-ice workout here at Ristuccia Arena in the aftermath of their Game 6 win down in Raleigh that forced tomorrow night’s Game 7.
Center Marc Savard, injured in a collision with Carolina’s Chad LaRose last night in the third period, was not available to speak today. But head coach Claude Julien said the word on the playmaker is the same as it was last night after the game.
“It’s still the same as last night. I don’t anticipate any reason why he shouldn’t play,” said the coach.
As for the hit by LaRose, Julien was quick to throw water on any thoughts people have about it being a dirty play.
“I’m going to tell you right now, I know it’s Chad LaRose and everybody would like to think it was a dirty hit, but it wasn’t,” Julien said. “It was a collision. And there’s nothing more to say then it was two guys colliding. So there’s no intent to injure or anything like that.”