Peverley unlikely to play tonight

Bruins forward Rich Peverley, who has been out with an undisclosed injury since last week, isn't expected to play tonight against the Phoenix Coyotes.

Coach Claude Julien said he hopes to have Peverley back on Saturday in Dallas when the Bruins face the Stars.

"Everything is going as we figured it would,” coach Claude Julien told the Herald. “We anticipate him coming back anytime soon. [Wednesday] is probably not advisable, but certainly we anticipate him being with us in Dallas.”

Zach Hamill is expected to skate in Peverley's spot on the third line next to Benoit Pouliot and Chris Kelly.