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Quick Hits – Julien shakes up Boston lines

Milan Lucic

Milan Lucic

Milan Lucic skated with 2nd liners David Krejci and Blake Wheeler in Wednesday’s practice. I believe that the 1st line will now have Marco Sturm at left wing (his natural position) and Michael Ryder moving up to play on the right side.┬áBlake Wheeler could move to right wing on the second line.

I don’t see this as a demotion, but rather as a warning.

Thus far, Lucic just has not been the game-long physical presence that has earned him hero status in Boston. Lucic has said that enjoys being on the top line, and the hope is that re-aligning him will re-ignite the drive and competitiveness that makes him so enjoyable to watch.

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