Bruins decide to scratch Dougie Hamilton

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The Boston Bruins have eased Dougie Hamilton into the mix in his rookie season, but Claude Julien apparently isn’t that comfortable with throwing the 19-year-old defenseman out there against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 1.

CSNNE.com’s Joe Haggerty reports that Hamilton will be a healthy scratch on Wednesday.

Hamilton scored 16 points while averaging a little more than 17 minutes per night in 42 games this season.

The Bruins laid out their six-man defensive rotation, in case you want to bicker about who “should” have sat out today’s game instead:

Zdeno Chara-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Johnny Boychuk
Adam McQuaid-Wade Redden

As you can see from this Tweet, the Bruins are definitely trumpeting experience: