Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said during a conference call today that, although he hadn’t spoken to the trainers this morning, there’s a “very good chance” injured defenseman Andrew Ference (groin/hernia) could become available to the team at the start or during the playoff series with Buffalo.

However, when asked about Mark Stuart, Marc Savard and Dennis Seidenberg becoming available against the Sabres, Chiarelli said “probably not.”