When the Bruins acquired Jaromir Jagr, it seemed a question of whether he would play on Boston’s first line or third line. As it turns out, Patrice Bergeron‘s concussion had a big say in the matter, as Jagr took part in his first morning skate with the Bruins on the second line, with Tyler Seguin at center.

The lines in morning skate were as follows:

Wade Redden and Rob Flick probably are very nice people, but Wednesday was way more about who the Bruins lost than who they added. 



Bruins center Chris Kelly skated for the third consecutive day when he took the ice Wednesday at Ristuccia Arena. Kelly has been out since suffering a broken tibia on March 11 against the Senators and was ruled out indefinitely at the time, though general manager Peter Chiarelli said Wednesday that the center is nearing a return.

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli confirmed at his post-NHL trade deadline press conference that  center Patrice Bergeron suffered a concussion in Tuesday’s 3-2 win over Ottawa. SportsNet’s Nick Kypreos was the first to report the news on Wednesday.

The Bruins traded for defenseman Wade Redden prior to Wednesday’s trade deadline. In return for Redden, the B’s sent a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2014 draft to St. Louis. The pick will become a sixth-rounder if Redden plays a playoff game for the B’s.

On a slow deadline day so far, the Bruins made the first splash, although it was a small one: TSN’s Darren Dreger reports the B’s have sent Maxime Sauve to the Blackhawks for Rob Flick in a minor league deal.

NESN’s Barry Pederson talked to Dennis & Callahan on Wednesday about the impact Jaromir Jagr could have on the Bruins, what he’ll have to do to fit into the B’s system, and Patrice Bergeron‘s situation after leaving Tuesday’s game with an injury.

Pederson said he thinks Jagr will thrive in a supporting role, similar to the one he played in Philadelphia last year, not to mention in Pittsburgh when he first broke into the league.

The Bruins wanted to add a goal-scorer, and now they have it in Jaromir Jagr.



Clearly, the Bruins felt a positive buzz from the acquisition earlier in the day of Czech superstar and future hockey hall of famer Jaromir Jagr. The Bruins went out, fired 50 shots on net and beat the Senators, 3-2, at TD Garden.

But Bruins coach Claude Julien made it very clear that he’s not expecting the 41-year-old player to save the Bruins, just help them, much in the same way Mark Recchi helped Boston to a Stanley Cup in 2011.

The Bruins found the perfect way to celebrate the acquisition of superstar Jaromir Jagr.