Injuries not holding blueliners back

Boychuk, Hunwick among young defensemen to step up when needed

Updated: April 28, 2010, 11:47 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

The Boston Bruins received some great news Monday when Marc Savard was cleared to return to game action in time for the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Even though the Bruins' opponent in the second round has yet to be determined, having Savard's playmaking presence in the lineup will be a huge boost to the offense.

On the defensive side, however, the Bruins will again be without Mark Stuart, who continues to recover from a hand infection that forced him to miss the entire quarterfinal ...

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