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Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Rookies getting chance to showcase skills

By Joe McDonald

BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins held two separate morning skates today at TD Garden and the team is en route to Montreal for tonight’s first preseason exhibition game against the Canadiens.

Bruins coach Claude Julien will have a few rookies in the lineup, including Tyler Seguin, Jordan Caron, Ryan Spooner and Max Sauve.

“They’ve got a chance to play their first game in an environment that we know is a hostile environment for us, but it’s a good place to learn how to play under pressure,” Julien said. “It’s going to be a good experience for those guys.”

Julien’s message to the young players is a simple one.

"They have to play their game,” he said. “There are little details that we kind of just talked about, and for some of those guys is the importance of face-offs, but most of all you want to let them play and showcase what they do best. At the same time, let them experience that feeling.”