Jagr out vs. Washington with flu

Jagr out vs. Washington with flu
April 27, 2013, 12:15 pm
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WASHINGTON DC – It was iffy as to whether Jaromir Jagr would play against the Washington Capitals on Saturday night in Boston’s final road game of the regular season, and now the 41-year-old is officially out for the game.

Jagr didn’t make the trip with the Bruins to the Nation’s Capital as he was felled by the flu, and will inadvertently get some rest even if he didn’t feel like he needed it when asked about the subject last week.

"Jagr's going to stay home, he didn't make the trip,” said Claude Julien of Jagr, who has nine points (2 goals, 7 assists) in 11 games for Boston since getting dealt at the NHL trade deadline.

Instead Kaspars Daugavins will replace Jagr on the right wing alongside Chris Kelly and Carl Soderberg, and fill in as best he can for the larger-than-life future Hall of Famer.

Aside from Daugavins’ insertion into the lineup, it appears the lineup will be exactly the same for the Black and Gold against Washington as it was in Thursday night’s win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tuukka Rask was the first goaltender off the ice at an optional morning skate, and appears that he’ll be getting the start.

David Krejci, Dennis Seidenberg, Brad Marchand, Andrew Ference, Wade Redden and Rich Peverley all took their veteran option for Saturday’s morning skate, but will be in the lineup on Saturday night.

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