BOSTON (CBS) — The grand mystery of where Jaromir Jagr will fit on the Bruins was revealed on Thursday morning at the team’s morning skate.
The B’s newest acquisition skated for the first time with his teammates on Thursday, and Claude Julien put him on the right wing, with Tyler Seguin at center and Brad Marchand at left wing.
While the fit of Jagr on a line with Seguin and Marchand seems to be ideal, the circumstances that led to the matching were most certainly anything but desirable. The absence on the line was created when Patrice Bergeron suffered what is being deemed a “moderate” concussion on Tuesday night. Before that, the Marchand-Bergeron-Seguin line had been the Bruins’ most consistent forward grouping all season long, but the good news for Boston is that Jagr is able to fill in during Bergeron’s absence.
“I’m going to play for a good team who won two years ago, won the Stanley Cup,” Jagr told Boston Bruins TV prior to the skate. “The team looks kind of the same from two years ago, so hopefully I can help a little bit to win another Cup.”