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By Joe Haggerty
WILMINGTON – Tyler Seguin has three games left before the Bruins must make a decision on whether to return him to junior hockey, and general manager Peter Chiarelli said on Montreal radio Team 990 Tuesday morning that no decision has been made with the 18-year-old.
Seguin said being sent down is a legitimate concern in his mind, but coach Claude Julien said Seguin hasn't demonstrated that he can't play in the NHL or that he needs more seasoning.
Seguin has been a plus on the power play, and simply needs to better learn his defensive responsibilities before he begins earning more ice time as a top-six center in the NHL. It's extremely doubtful Seguin has anything to worry about in terms of going back to juniors, but nobody is showing any of their cards quite yet.
The B's must make the decision prior to the Nov. 5 road game against the Washington Capitals.
not my decision to make. He hasn't shown me any reason why [he should
be sent to junior] right now. We still have some games left and some
issues to look at, but that's where upper management takes over," said
Julien. "I rack my brain with line combinations and they can rack their
brains with the other decisions."
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