Hamilton, Soderberg in for B's; Miller healthy scratch

Hamilton, Soderberg in for B's; Miller healthy scratch
January 2, 2014, 1:00 pm
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Dougie Hamilton has been out since sustaining a "mild concussion" Jan. 11 vs. San Jose.

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BOSTON – The Bruins went through one final 30-minute twirl on the ice on Thursday morning, and will introduce both Carl Soderberg and Dougie Hamilton back into the lineup tonight vs. the Nashville Predators.

Soderberg only missed two games after his head slammed off the turnbuckle between the two benches following an Erik Karlsson hit last Friday night, and told CSNNE.com yesterday that he hadn’t been diagnosed with a concussion.

Hamilton led the post-skate stretch on the TD Garden ice, and ushered in the official return to something close to normalcy for the Black and Gold roster after injuries had altered their look quite a bit. Hamilton was excited at the chance to jump back into the B’s lineup after missing 10 games with a lower body injury first suffered on the road vs. Toronto on Dec. 8.

“I want to try to get back into a groove right away,” Hamilton. “I’m sure it will take me a little bit, but I just want to get out there and have some fun.”

Claude Julien following the morning skate that Kevan Miller will be the odd man out among the defensemen on Thursday night, and that should give the Black and Gold a pretty good look at different defensemen combos as they continue life without Dennis Seidenberg.

Here are the line combos and D-pairings based on morning skate:


Lucic-Krejci-Iginla

Marchand-Bergeron-Smith

Soderberg-Spooner-Fraser

Paille-Campbell-Caron

 
Chara-Boychuk

Bartkowski-Hamilton

Krug-McQuaid


Svedberg