Marco Sturm Joins Patrice Bergeron, Mark Recchi on Bruins’ Top Line


April 25, 2010

Marco Sturm, with one goal in his last 21 games, was skating on a line with Patrice Bergeron and Mark Rechhi at Sunday's practice at the TD Garden, as head coach Claude Julien may be hoping to spark the ice-cold winger.

Should this line stand for Monday's Game 6 tilt in Boston, it will be the second straight playoff game in which Julien shuffled the first line. In Game 5, Daniel Paille took Milan Lucic's spot alongside Bergeron and Recchi.

Also, Marc Savard has been involved in some light contact drills as he continues his attempt to return the lineup. Here?s what the lines looked like at Sunday's skate, where the Bruins, up 3-2, were preparing for Game 6 against the Sabres:

Marco Sturm–Patrice Bergeron–Mark Recchi
Milan Lucic–David Krejci–Miroslav Satan
Blake Wheeler–Vladimir Sobotka–Michael Ryder
Daniel Paille–Steve Begin–Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara–Johnny Boychuk
Matt Hunwick–Dennis Wideman
Andrew Ference–Adam McQuaid

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