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Greetings from Boston: Avery in, Zuccarello out

 

                   The Grate One returns, Zuke is out and part of the reason is because the Bruins are big, Tortorella says this monring. Matt Gilroy also healthy scratch again.

                   Tortorella said Avery has done his work at practice while scratched five of last six, hopes that he will bring some energy. He wouldn't reveal the lines, but would not be surprised if he starts off with Prospal (at center) and Gaborik.

                   Zuccarello, said Tortorella, "has not been bad" recently, but  his production has not been great. Avery is better fit against big Bruins.

                   Points are critical in this matinee here at TD Garden, Blueshirts, with 85, cannot shake eighth-place Sabres and ninth-place Canes, each of whom won last night. B's hosting after off-day following 7-0 trouncing of Canadiens.

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                Arrived last night, and to my surprise, (lousy research), it's Restaurant Week. Went to Elephant Walk (Cambodian/French) in Cambridge. Recommended.  Slept well after that.   

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