BOSTON (CBS) – Rookie Tyler Seguin is a healthy scratch for game one of the Bruins-Canadiens playoff series, Coach Claude Julien confirmed Thursday.

“No logic,” Julien said of the move. “We’ve got 20 guys in our lineup tonight that we feel is the lineup we want to go with.”

Seguin, taken second overall by the Bruins in last years NHL draft, scored 11 goals and finished with 22 points during his rookie campaign.

Read: Aaron Ward’s Message For The Bruins: “Don’t Be Stupid”

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli told 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher and Rich on April 6th a move like this would most likely happen.

“He’s just a young kid in a playoff environment and it happens sometimes,” Chiarelli said. “It’s nothing negative if it does happen. I’ve felt in the last little bit his game has come quite significantly.”

Tune in to 98.5 The Sports Hub’s coverage of the Bruins-Canadiens playoff series starting 30 minutes before the puck drops with the Dunkin Donuts Bruins Pregame show.

Comments (2)
  1. Art says:

    Seguin is way way below Taylor Hall..There was a huge gap between these two rookies and the Bruins got the short end of the stick..Don’t expect him to be anything special

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