Chara, Thomas practice; Julien moves Recchi

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Chara, Thomas practice; Julien moves Recchi

By Danny Picard
CSNNE.com

WILMINGTON -- While awaiting the decision from the league after its noon hearing with Zdeno Chara, the Bruins' captain is present at practice. The only two players missing are injured defensemen Andrew Ference (lower body) and Steve Kampfer (concussion).

Tim Thomas and Tuukka Rask were both taking shots prior to practice, and the only real change comes with the second and third lines.

Mark Recchi, who's usually paired with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand, is now on the wing with Chris Kelly and Michael Ryder. Rich Peverley replaces Recchi on the line with Bergeron and Marchand.

Here's how the full roster looks:

Lucic -- Krejci -- Horton
Marchand -- Bergeron -- Peverley
Recchi -- Kelly -- Ryder
SeguinPaille -- Campbell -- Thornton

Chara, Kaberle, Seidenberg, Boychuk, McQuaid, Bartkowski, and Shane Hnidy are on the blue line.

Thomas -- Rask

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Mike Felger: I think Zdeno Chara could be worth two 1st round picks

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Kevin Shattenkirk was traded to the Capitals for a 1st, conditional 2nd, and a prospect. Mike Felger believes if the Bruins were to trade Zdeno Chara, they might be able to get two 1st round picks.

Capitals acquire defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk from Blues

Capitals acquire defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk from Blues

WASHINGTON - The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk in a trade with the St. Louis Blues.

Washington sent a 2017 first-round pick, conditional 2018 second-round pick, forward Zach Sanford and minor leaguer Brad Malone to St. Louis in the deal that also sent former Capitals goaltending prospect Pheonix Copley to the Blues.

The teams announced the deal Monday night.

Shattenkirk, 28, is set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer. He has 42 points on 11 goals and 31 assists this season and has 66 goals and 218 assists in 471 NHL games

He counts $4.25 million against the salary cap this season. The Blues retained 39 percent of his salary.

Shattenkirk is a right-handed-shooting defenseman who adds more depth and offense to the Capitals' blue line.