Canadiens head coach Jacques Martin with centreman Tomas Plekanec during morning skate.
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Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara was hospitalized Friday night for dehydration, for a length of time reported to be overnight but left unconfirmed by the Bruins.
Boston head coach Claude Julien said it will be team doctors’ decision, and not his, as to whether the Bruins captain plays tonight. Players spoken to in the Bruins room after their very optional morning skate believed Chara would be in the lineup, but the players only learned upon their arrival at TD Garden that Chara had been hospitalized.
Chara practised Friday at Wilmington, Mass., with his team and seemed fine afterward.
Best line of the morning: Canadiens forward Michael Cammalleri said: “I’m no MD so I’m not going to be like Mark Recchi and diagnose the other team,” alluding to Recchi having on March 23 said the Canadiens embellished the severity of the concussion Max Pacioretty suffered when drilled into a stanchion at the Bell Centre by Chara.
The Canadiens followed the Bruins’ skate with a full workout of their own, only Andrei Kostitsyn missing. AK46 took a Chara shot off the foot in Game 1 and, while he finished the game, was taking therapy this morning. Head coach Jacques Martin said the decision to use either Kostitsyn or Jeff Halpern would be made after warmup.
Video from the dressing rooms and a Canadiens skatearound before their session are below. They’re loaded alphabetically, because that’s how they were processed. A dozen in all.
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