Seguin/By S. Bradley

BOSTON — The Bruins held an optional morning skate today at TD Garden in preparation for their evening match-up with Detroit.

Once most of the players had hit the dressing room, the only three remaining guys on the ice were perennial healthy scratch Mark Stuart, the suspended Daniel Paille and rookie Tyler Seguin. If that wasn’t enough indication that Seguin would be a healthy scratch for the second straight game, head coach Claude Julien confirmed the team will use the same 18 skaters against the Red Wings that they did again Montreal Wednesday.

Julien was then asked how Seguin has handled not only the healthy scratch but also the day of practice in between that game and today.

“Fine. He’s very understanding and we also understand that he wants to play,” said Julien. “So that’s basically how I would answer that question.”

Tuukka Rask opted out of the skate, so he’s expected to get the start in goal.