Bruins head coach Claude Julien hinted Wednesday that he may use rookie Tyler Seguin as a center between Patrice Bergeron and Mark Recchi again tonight when the Bruins host the Wild at TD Garden. Seguin spent time switching off with Bergeron as the pivot on the line in the third period of the Bruins' 2-1 win at Toronto Monday and also played center between Daniel Paille and Shawn Thornton when Gregory Campbell was out with the flu recently. Seguin -- as he has since arriving here -- reiterated Thursday morning that he is fine wherever Julien puts him in the lineup.
"It was good and I guess it was something new from the last month or so playing on the wing," Seguin said of playing in the middle of Bergeron and Recchi Monday. "Like I said, I'm comfortable at either position so playing center wasn't a problem. It doesn't really matter to me, wherever he puts me and wherever he sees me fitting in, I'll help this locker room. I think I'm comfortable at wing or center. I played center my whole life and last year I played wing in and out as time went on so I'm comfortable at either position."
Seguin did say that there was a bit of uncertainty at first as to who (Bergeron or him) was playing center Monday.
"Going into the game, I thought I was playing center with Soupy [Campbell] and Thorty and then we got changed and I was with Bergy [Bergeron] and Rex [Recchi]," Seguin acknowledged. "Me and Bergy got a little mixed up out there and didn't know who was playing center. Sometimes we'd go out there and one guy would be taking the draw when it's supposed to be the other guy. So just stuff like that takes getting used to and if we're still together, we'll know where to play."
Seguin is also satisfied with the progress he has made within Julien's system recently and is working to balance his offensive approach with the two-way system.
"I think I got the whole system down of the Bruins and where they want me to be positionally," he said. "Now it's about still trying to get that added in with the way I like to play and find something in the middle so that I can keep progressing."