Ryder's on the bubble/By S. Bradley

Bruins head coach Claude Julien made it clear this morning that he will make a decision later today between Michael Ryder and Tyler Seguin as the third line’s right winger for the game in Columbus tonight.

Seguin has been a healthy scratch for three of Boston’s last five games, and when he has played he has skated on the fourth line with Gregory Campbell and Shawn Thornton. This week, Seguin spent two practices mixing in on a line with Ryder, Mark Recchi and Chris Kelly.

Ryder, who has 17 goals on the season, is currently in the midst of a one-goal-in-14-games slump. He has played in all 68 this season after skating in all 82 plus every playoff game last season.

“We want some accountability from everybody,” Julien said. “And we want the message to be clear that everyone has to step up their game up and that’s what we expect.”

So I ask you wise readers of TheBruinsBlog.net:

Which F should be in the lineup vs. Columbus?

  • Tyler Seguin (87%, 173 Votes)
  • Michael Ryder (13%, 26 Votes)

Total Voters: 199

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