Dennis Wideman, P.J. Axelsson and Andrew Ference will all stay behind in Boston due to injuries and not play in Tuesday night's game against the Ottawa Senators at ScotiaBank Place. Ference was injured during the second period of Saturday's game against the New York Rangers, and is still being evaluated by doctors today. His "undisclosed injury" appears to be the most serious of the three, and B's coach Claude Julien said he couldn't guarantee or rule out that Ference will be ready to go for the playoffs come April 16.
Phil Kessel and Shawn Thornton -- both out of action with injuries last week -- are expected suit up for the B's on Tuesday. "Right now Phil is much better and we'll make a final decision on him tomorrow morning," said Julien. "Probably the worst of the bunch will be Andrew Ference. He's getting evaluated further today, so we can know the severity of the injury. A lot of the guys that aren't playing it's really just maintenance. There's nothing serious there."
Manny Fernandez has also been confirmed in net Tuesday night for the Bruins.