ST. PAUL, Minn. – Both Jarome Iginla and Kevan Miller made the trip with the Bruins to Minnesota, but neither will be in the lineup Tuesday night against the Wild. Iginla and Miller both took turns on the ice Tuesday morning, but did not participate with the full team in the workout.
“They’re not going to be in tonight,” coach Claude Julien said. “They’re on the trip because they could play if we need them to.”
Iginla (lower body) and Miller (undisclosed) both sat out Saturday’s game against the Flyers, and neither practiced on Monday at the TD Garden. Iginla also missed Wednesday’s game in Detroit, but played on Thursday against the Maple Leafs.
With just 13 forwards on the roster, Iginla’s absence means that the rest of the forwards are playing. It also means that Julien hasn’t yet been able to start the process of resting any of them. He has eight defensemen on the roster, so someone else will get a rest Tuesday night in addition to Miller.
Asked if the Iginla situation has affected his rest plan, Julien said, “Maybe a little bit but not that much. We’ll still get to do what we want to do here, so just a matter of putting that puzzle together with four games left and go with it.”
Tuukka Rask and Ilya Bryzgalov will be the goaltenders in Minnesota. Bryzgalov is coming off two consecutive shutouts.
The Wild can clinch a playoff spot with at least one point tonight against the Bruins.
Time: 8 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN+/98.5 The Sports Hub
Records: Bruins 53-18-7, Wild 41-26-12