Ference still out for Game 7

BOSTON -- The Bruins again will be without defenseman Andrew Ference for Game 7 against the Maple Leafs on Monday night.

Ference missed Game 6 with a lower body injury and, according to a team source, was on crutches as he entered TD Garden on Monday afternoon.

It is expected that coach Claude Julien will go with the same defensive pairings for Game 7, which would mean that rookie defenseman Dougie Hamilton will play his third game of the series.

Defenseman Wade Redden was a late scratch, with Matt Bartkowski filling his spot on the blue line.