Mar 29, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Boston Bruins right wing Jarome Iginla (12) brings the puck up the ice during the third period against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center. Boston Bruins defeated the Washington Capitals 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Jarome Iginla Returns to Bruins' Lineup Against Maple Leafs

Iginla Slotted into B’s Lineup

Boston Bruins’ forward Jarome Iginla, after being marked as a healthy scratch versus the Detroit Red Wings last night, will make his way back onto the ice against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Iginla has been coping with a lower body injury that seems fine at the moment.

The 36-year-old will replace Carl Soderberg in the lineup since the third-line forward traveled to support his wife giving birth to their child.

So, expect Chris Kelly to move over into the center position, and Jordan Caron will inhabit the third-line left wing area.

Iginla obviously gives the Bruins another forceful scoring threat, as the ex-Calgary Flames‘ star has played exceptionally well in March while the B’s rode high on a 12-game win streak. He scored a brace in back-to-back contests and tallied 13 goals overall, earning himself the NHL’s first star of the month.

The veteran does have an knack for finding twine, whether his goal arrives as a clean wrist shot from the wing or a gritty attempt in a scrum close to the goal line. Iginla often keeps his cool.

In that respect, his services will be greatly appreciated. The Bruins are coming off of a tough defeat against the Red Wings, and it was clear that the B’s were missing a offensive spark of some sort to finish that must-needed goal in the third period.

Let’s see what Iginla has in the tank for Boston tonight. The Maple Leafs are fighting in the midst of a tight Eastern Conference playoff race. Claude Julien and the Bruins have little to lose.

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