Zdeno Chara, Tim Thomas Expected to Return for Bruins’ Playoff Primer Against Buffalo (Video)

After clinching the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference early last week, the Bruins have taken a bit of a breather and decided to rest some of their core players. But don't expect that attitude to maintain on Saturday.

Claude Julien and the B's head into their season finale on Saturday afternoon in a showdown with the now playoff-irrelevant Buffalo Sabres. The game doesn't mean anything for either team, but the Bruins are expected to re-insert some of their regulars into the lineup for somewhat of a playoff primer.

Buffalo goaltender Ryan Miller is likely to sit out the finale at the TD Garden, but after two games off Tim Thomas is expected to be back between the pipes heading into the postseason.

Billy Jaffe, Barry Pederson and The Instigators take a look towards Saturday's finale and discuss what the Bruins should do with their stars in preparation of the elimination stages.

Check out the video above to hear just what the crew thinks of the B's final game.

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