The Boston Bruins will be without the defenseman Andrew Ference as they look up to wrap up their Eastern Conference first round series with a road win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Sunday at 7:30 pm ET.
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Ference, who was hurt in the third period of Friday's Game 5 in Boston, did not make the trip here with the team and is listed as day to day, according to Bruins coach Claude Julien.
"He did not make the trip for the right reasons," Julien said. "We're heading back home tonight one way or another, so he's day to day."
Julien did not announce who would replace Ference in the lineup for Game 6.
"That'll be a game-time decision," the coach said. "Randy [Carlyle, Maple Leafs coach] doesn't talk about his roster, I don't talk about mine either. We're sewn at the hip."
A lot depends on the health of Wade Redden, who did not play during Boston's 2-1 loss in Game 5 on Friday night at TD Garden. The veteran defenseman did participate in the team's morning skate. If Redden can play, he could be paired with Johnny Boychuk. That also would allow Dennis Seidenberg and Zdeno Chara to stay together, while Matt Bartkowski and Adam McQuaid would finish out the pairings.