The Bruins recalled forward Justin Florek on an emergency basis prior to Tuesday’s practice.

The recall likely has something to do with the Bruins’ bottom-six forward situation, as Chris Kelly (back spasms) and Daniel Paille both missed time at the end of the regular season.

Florek played four games for the Bruins this season, scoring a goal and picking up an assist for two points.

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DJ Bean

Dennis Seidenberg skated for at least the third time and second straight day Tuesday as he took the ice with strength and conditioning coach John Whitesides prior to Bruins practice at TD Garden. Fellow defenseman Adam McQuaid was not on the ice.

Seidenberg skated for at least 20-25 minutes and was moving pretty well, going hard for single laps at a time and later doing harder circles in the neutral zone. He also took passes from high in the zone before shooting (video below), but perhaps the most positive sign was that he took passes along the wall and moved laterally along the blue line before taking shots from the point.

Seidenberg wasn’t moving as quickly as he moved laterally, but the fact that he was doing it all should be taken as a good sign.

The Bruins initially ruled Seidenberg out for the season after he suffered the ACL/MCL tear on Dec. 27, but he is ahead in his recovery. Though the team won’t say they expect him back late in the playoffs, they also aren’t ruling him out.

‘€œWe’€™re not counting on Dennis to be back,’€ Peter Chiarelli said Monday. ‘€œWe’€™re going to be very cautious with his injury. He has been skating and that’€™s pretty much all I can say on it.’€

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DJ Bean
Shawn Thornton joined the show to preview the upcoming series against the Red Wings.

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Zdeno Chara is coming off a Norris-worthy regular season. (AP)The Red Wings will be a pretty tough matchup for the Bruins, but the Bruins are a nightmare matchup for anyone. 

The first round of the playoffs matches the Bruins against a Detroit team that handled them in the regular season (the Red Wings won three of the four games, including a 6-1 drubbing at Joe Louis Arena on Nov. 27), and is getting healthier than it was for much of the season. 



Dennis Seidenberg skated Monday at TD Garden as he remains ahead of schedule in his recovery from ACL and MCL surgery, but Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli cautioned against expecting Seidenberg to return at some point during the playoffs.

The B’s have not ruled out a postseason return for Seidenberg, however, after initially declaring him out for the season at the time of his injury in late December.

Dennis Seidenberg skated Monday at TD Garden as he remains ahead of schedule in his recovery from ACL and MCL surgery, but Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli cautioned against expecting Seidenberg to return at some point during the playoffs.

The B’s have not ruled out a postseason return for Seidenberg, however, after initially declaring him out for the season at the time of his injury in late December.

“We’re not counting on Dennis to be back,” Chiarelli said Monday. “We’re going to be very cautious with his injury. He has been skating and that’s pretty much all I can say on it.”

Adam McQuaid also skated Monday in his comeback from a quad strain that limited to 30 games this season. Multiple setbacks in his recovery led to the team shutting him down for about a month in early March. Chiarelli said there isn’t much clarity on his situation.

“Not really, no,” Chiarelli said. “‘€¦ We want to be careful on it. It’s not a major injury; it’s a soft tissue injury. We’ve been doing OK with the D we have, so we want to be cautious with it.”

Given the emergence of Kevan Miller, it’s unlikely a healthy McQuaid would be needed unless a right-shot defenseman struggles or is injured.

Daniel Paille left Saturday’s game with what appeared to be a head injury, but Claude Julien told reporters Sunday that Paille was feeling “much better” and was day-to-day. Chiarelli said following his updates on Seidenberg and McQuaid that he hadn’t intended to give injury updates (common practice in the postseason) and as such did not offer an update on Paille’s status.

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DJ Bean

Carl Soderberg and Loui Eriksson ended up being the perfect match. (AP)In perhaps the strangest way, the Bruins were better than anyone expected them to be this season.



The NHL released the schedules for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday night. The Eastern Conference quarterfinal series between the first-seeded Bruins and eighth-seeded Red Wings will begin on Friday at TD Garden, with games every other day from there.

The schedule is as follows:

The NHL released the schedules for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday night. The Eastern Conference quarterfinal series between the first-seeded Bruins and eighth-seeded Red Wings will begin on Friday at TD Garden, with games every other day from there.

The schedule is as follows:

Game 1: Friday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. at TD Garden
Game 2: Sunday, April 20, 3 p.m. at TD Garden
Game 3: Tuesday, April 22, 7:30 p.m. at Joe Louis Arena
Game 4: Thursday, April 24, 8 p.m. at Joe Louis Arena
*Game 5: Saturday, April 26, 3 p.m. at TD Garden
*Game 6: Monday, April 28, TBD at Joe Louis Arena
*Game 7: Wednesday, April 30, TBD at TD Garden

*if necessary

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DJ Bean

The Bruins concluded their regular season schedule Sunday with a 3-2 loss to the Devils in New Jersey. They finished with an NHL-best 54-19-9 record for 117 points, which earned them the Presidents’ Trophy.