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Bruins defensemen fight for playoff position

At 5 feet 9 inches and 181 pounds, Torey Krug was the smallest Bruin on the ice on Saturday when Carolina’s Patrick Dwyer sent Johnny Boychuk crashing skates first into the end boards.

Krug could have left the response to Milan Lucic and Jarome Iginla. Both are big boys with plenty of strong-arming experience.

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