Jagr skips Bruins morning skate

Jagr skips Bruins morning skate
June 3, 2013, 1:30 pm
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Jaromir Jagr is likely to sign with the New Jersey Devils, according to a report.

(USA Today Sports)

PITTSBURGH -- Jaromir Jagr was the only skater missing from Bruins morning skate on Monday, taking his veteran option and working with strength and training guru John Whitesides.

Carl Soderberg skated in Jagr's place at practice, but the 41-year-old winger will be a go for game time.

Tuukka Rask was on the ice for a bit, but also left early, leaving Anton Khudobin and young Swedish goalie Niklas Svedberg as the only goalies on the ice. It was Svedberg's first appearance during a Bruins practice since Boston called him up after a dominant season for the Providence Bruins.

The Bruins defense corps looks like it will be the exact same as Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals with Andrew Ference in the lineup, and Pittsburgh homeboy Matt Bartkowski sitting as a healthy scratch.

Tomas Vokoun was first goalie off the ice for the Penguins, and should get the start between the pipes once again for Pittsburgh.

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

Lucic-Krejci-Horton
Marchand-Bergeron-Jagr
Peverley-Kelly-Seguin
Paille-Campbell-Thornton

Chara-Seidenberg
Ference-Boychuk
Krug-McQuaid

Rask