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Bruins' Chara, Habs' Kostitsyn skate
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Bruins' Chara, Habs' Kostitsyn skate

Published Apr. 18, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara and Montreal Canadiens winger Andrei Kostitsyn are back skating before Game 3 of their playoff series, but both coaches are waiting to announce a decision on whether they'll play.

Boston coach Claude Julien says it's ''looking good'' for Chara to return but won't confirm he will be in the lineup Monday night. The 6-foot-9 defenseman missed Game 2 on Saturday with what the team said was a case of dehydration. Chara did not speak to the media.

Kostitsyn missed Game 2 with a foot injury. He was skating on the right wing with center Tomas Plekanec and Michael Cammalleri.

Montreal coach Jacques Martin says he'll make game-time decisions on Kostitsyn and forward Jeff Halpern, who hasn't suited up since late in the regular season. Halpern has been skating with the team for a week.


Kostitsyn was injured while blocking Chara's shot in Game 1.

Montreal leads the series 2-0.


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