Key updates on Bergeron, Ullmark, and Krejci ahead of Game 4.

Key updates on Bergeron, Ullmark, and Krejci ahead of Game 4.

Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery sheds some light on the status of several of his top stars.

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The Boston Bruins have taken a 2-1 series lead over the Florida Panthers in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and it sounds like that lead may have granted Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery some luxuries when it comes to his lineup.

On Saturday, Montgomery hinted at 2 possible changes to the Bruins lineup ahead of Game 4 when he provided updates on both goaltender Linus Ullmark and veteran forward David Krejci.

In the case of Ullmark, Montgomery admitted that he had given some thought to the idea of swapping in goaltender Jeremy Swayman for Game 4 in order to give Ullmark, who is dealing with a minor injury, some additional time to rest in the middle of the series.

"Yeah there is thoughts of going with Jeremy," admitted Montgomery on Saturday. "Just because, one, Jeremy's excellent, and two after tomorrow's game there's three days between the next one... game's 4 and 5."

Montgomery also indicated that David Krejci, who missed Game 3 of the series, could possibly return for Game 4 but he did not have any more to say regarding the status of the veteran Bruins forward.

"Krejci no," responded Montgomery when asked if Krejci would skate on Saturday. "There's no real update, I would just say he's questionable for tomorrow."

Montgomery was also able to confirm that Bergeron remained on track to return, not for Sunday's Game 4, but for Game 5 this coming Wednesday.