February 17, 2013

Pandolfo set to make Bruins debut

By Jesse Connolly

With Milan Lucic back in Boston due to personal reasons, Jay Pandolfo (Burlington, Mass.) will be making his Bruins debut on Sunday night when the Black and Gold take on the Jets in Winnipeg.

The recently-signed veteran has been skating with the club since before the season began. He was technically on a professional tryout until last week, when general manager Peter Chiarelli officially inked the 38-year-old winger to a one-year deal with a $625,000 cap hit.

A two-time Stanley Cup champion in New Jersey, Pandolfo has played in 881 games in his NHL career. All but 62 of them came as a Devil, as the Bay State native played on Long Island in 2011-12.

With Lucic out, Rich Peverley will slot in on the first line with David Krejci and Nathan Horton. Dan Paille will jump up to the third line to join Chris Kelly and Chris Bourque. Pandolfo will play the left wing on the fourth line with Greg Campbell and Shawn Thornton. 

Sunday's game begins at 6 o'clock on the East Coast. The Jets have just one win in their last four games, during which they've scored just six goals.

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