Paille, Thornton will miss trip

February, 5, 2013
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BOSTON -- Bruins forwards Daniel Paille (upper body) and Shawn Thornton (concussion) will not make the trip to Montreal for tomorrow's big Northeast Division tilt between the two rivals, according to coach Claude Julien.

Brad Marchand, who missed practice Monday after apparently injuring his shoulder in the team's 1-0 win at Toronto on Saturday, will travel with the team and practice with them at the Bell Centre on Tuesday afternoon. If it's decided that he can't go on Wednesday, recent call-up Ryan Spooner will play in his first NHL game.

“He might be a game-time decision,” Julien said of Marchand. “He’s going to practice with us today and then we’ll make a decision probably tomorrow on his situation.”

Julien reiterated that he and his staff are "optimistic" about Paille and Thornton moving forward.

James Murphy

Bruins reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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