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The Bruins are in our nation's capitol to take on the President's Trophy-winning Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center (7:00 Versus). The Bruins are coming off a 2-1 overtime win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. The Caps wrapped up the President's Trophy following a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

Injury Report


Boston Bruins Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Dennis Seidenberg wrist 04/05/2010
Shawn Thornton upper body 04/05/2010

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Marc Savard concussion 03/08/2010
Mark Stuart cellulitis on finger 04/04/2010
Andrew Ference Hernia/Groin 04/04/2010


Washington Capitals Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Scott Walker knee 04/05/2010
Boyd Gordon back 04/05/2010
John Carlson other-excused 04/05/2010

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Milan Jurcina sports-hernia 03/11/2010
Brendan Morrison other-excused 03/26/2010


Notes:

- The Bruins are pretty banged up on the blue line. Dennis Seidenberg needed 15 stiches to close a gash on his wrist that he sustained during Saturday night's 2-1 overtime win over Toronto. Seidenberg is considered questionable for tonight's game. Mark Stuart had surgery on Sunday to treat a cellulitsis infection on his finger and will be out at least two weeks. Andrew Ference continues to deal with a hernia/groin issue and is not expected to be in the lineup tonight. The Bruins have recalled Andrew Bodnarchuk and Adam McQuaid to fill-in on the blue line if needed.

- We might not get a chance to see our old buddy Scott Walker tonight. Walker is day-to-day with a knee injury.

- Hopefully, the Caps will be in cruise control now that they have locked up the President's Trophy and the B's can catch then on their heels.

- The Bruins have not fared well against the Caps recently. Over the past two seasons, the B's have gone 1-4-1 against Washington. They have given up points to the Capitals in their last 7 meetings dating back to March of 2008.

- The Capitals own the most potent offense in the league (3.80 goals per game)

- Game starts at 7:00 and will be on Versus tonight. Public Skate open thread gets underway at 6:30.

- For more on tonight's game, check out Japers' Rink. If you haven't visited this site, I highly recommend it. J.P. & his crew run one of the best hockey blogs out there.

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