BOSTON -- Bruins coach Claude Julien told the media Friday after practice that defensemen Adam McQuaid (eye) -- who left the game in the second period of the Bruins' 3-1 win Thursday at Ottawa -- and Johnny Boychuk (knee sprain) are day-to-day. Both defensemen missed practice Friday, and Julien said the team is being "overcautious" as the playoffs approach.
Julien also confirmed Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara and Tim Thomas will be in the lineup in the Bruins' regular-season finale Saturday against the Sabres. All three stayed home from Ottawa to rest.
Thomas rested the past two games, as Marty Turco started Tuesday in a 5-3 loss to Pittsburgh, and Anton Khudobin started Thursday and made 44 saves in the win.
Julien said he would like Saturday's lineup to be "as close to regular" as possible.
If neither Boychuk nor McQuaid can go, that means Mike Mottau and Torey Krug would play on defense.
There were no updates on goalie Tuukka Rask (groin) or Nathan Horton (concussion), but Julien continues to be confident that Rask will be practicing with the team next week.