Friday, April 18, 2014
Julien mum on status of Paille, Kelly
By Joe McDonald
BOSTON -- When asked about the status of Bruins forwards Daniel Paille and Chris Kelly for Game 1 of the Bruins-Red Wings playoff series, Boston coach Claude Julien simply said: “No updates on those guys.”
Paille and ailing defenseman Adam McQuaid both skated on their own Friday morning before the team’s optional morning skate. It was the first time Paille took the ice since suffering what appeared to be a head injury Saturday against the Buffalo Sabres. McQuaid has been sidelined since Jan. 19 with a quadriceps injury.
Kelly missed the final three regular-season games due to back spasms.
Julien would not elaborate on his possible lineup for Game 1 against the Red Wings, but it appears Justin Florek could be in the lineup. He was recalled from Providence earlier in the week, and during practice he has been playing on Boston’s third line, along with Carl Soderberg and Loui Eriksson.
Without Paille, Jordan Caron would play on the team’s energy line with Gregory Campbell and Shawn Thornton.