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B's count on team defense

Going mostly with four defensemen, the Bruins will need flexibility from offense

Updated: April 11, 2010, 8:33 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The number 4 in this once-crazed hockey town meant something completely different than what it means right now for the Boston Bruins.

For a long time it stood for Bobby Orr -- and probably still does. Currently that lowly number represents the amount of defensemen the Bruins have logging all the ice time.

Because of injuries to Andrew Ference (groin/hernia), Mark Stuart (hand), and Dennis Seidenberg (lacerated forearm tendon), Boston's blue line is down to four regulars. ...

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