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Brad Marchand has not yet been cleared to play and should be considered doubtful for Saturday's game against the Lightning.

He is nursing an undisclosed upper body injury and will likely need a little more healing time before he returns to game action. "I felt all right, each day it's getting a little bit better," Marchand said, declining to be specific about the injury. "That's a good sign. It's just something that's aggravating me a bit, and I just want to make sure it's not going to affect my safety out there.Nobody wants to sit out. You hate missing games. You hate not playing. That's just how it is. But I'm not going to put myself in a vulnerable position." Keep Marchand on reserve for the time being.