WILMINGTON, Mass. — Defenseman Mark Stuart skated during the Bruins’ optional practice at Ristuccia Arena this morning, but head coach Claude Julien says the blueliner will not play in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series with Philadelphia Wednesday night.
“He’s not ready for that yet,” Julien said after practice.
Stuart has to be medically cleared before he can go from practices to games and then he has to prove to the coaches that he’s ready conditioning-wise. When he came off the ice Stuart said he felt strong, just like the day before.