By Joe Haggerty
BOSTON Some of the suspense for the Game 4 Bruins lineup has been ended with Tyler Seguin a lock to jump back on the active roster in place of the concussed Nathan Horton, who may or may not be in attendance at TD Garden on Wednesday night.
The 19-year-old has been scoreless in his last seven playoff games dating back to a four-point explosion against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 2 of the Conference Finals, but will once again be responding to a healthy scratch on Monday night."I wasn't happy with how I played in that last game in Vancouver," said Seguin. "I didn't think I played my best. I can't say I saw the healthy scratch coming and I can't say I was was shocked. It was what it was."
During the season Seguin always responded with some offense when scratched or having the threat of playing time over his head, and that would again appear to be the case for the Bruins.
Hell need to be more of a presence after failing to get a shot off on net in each of the first two games he played against the Canucks in the Cup Finals.
Its going to take everybody to play well again, Julien said. Its not just because Nathan Horton is out of our lineup. Thats what it is going to take to beat this team. Weve known that from the start.
I didnt think we had that full team effort in the first couple of games. Last game was a little bit better. We need to continue with that trend. We are playing it safe. We put 23 guys out there for warm-up. We make decisions after warm-ups as long as everybody is ready to go. I think people have a pretty good idea Tyler Seguin will be back in the lineup. If you didnt, you know now.
Jordan Caron also skated with the Black and Gold in place of Mark Recchi, who once again exercised his 43-year-old option for the morning skate as all future Hall of Famers should be afforded. Caron will take part in the Stanley Cup Final warm-up on the TD Garden ice for the first time during the playoffs, and would be the next option for the Bs if there are any further injuries.
The lines should appear as follows:
Lucic - Krejci - Ryder
Marchand - Bergeron - Recchi
Peverley - Kelly - Seguin
Paille - Campbell - Thornton