BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Bruins will have two of their three new players in the lineup Tuesday night when they host the Ottawa Senators at the Garden.
Forward Brian Rolston and defenseman Mike Mottau will both be on the ice for the Bruins when they take on the Senators for the second time in four days.
“Back in my old stall. I’m thrilled to be here,” Rolston said from the Bruins locker room, which he called home from 2000-2004.
“Finally getting to put on the sweater this morning was pretty special, even if it was just for the morning skate” said Mottau, a Quincy native who grew up a Bruins fan.
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Mottau could see some instant action, with the status of Johnny Boychuk uncertain. He is day-to-day with a minor concussion he suffered in Saturday’s win in Ottawa, but will likely miss Tuesday’s game.
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“They skated with us this morning, so obviously we need those guys in our lineup with Boychuk not being in,” Julien said of his Rolston and Mottau. “They came in last night, so they’re had a good rest and we feel they’re ready to go.”
Defenseman Greg Zanon, acquired from Minnesota for Steven Kampfer, will not be in the lineup against the Sens. He did not arrive until after Tuesday’s morning skate, and Julien would like to give him a chance to practice with the team before making his Bruins debut.
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“We talked about having some depth, and the depth that we got are experienced players. Depth doesn’t mean they don’t belong in the lineup, it means we have a lot more options now,” said Julien. “We’ve run into injuries lately, and its been a challenge to keep our lineup going in the right direction. Now there is a little more breathing room as far as getting some guys in that have been around for a while.”