Bruins’ Brad Marchand close to returning to lineup after missing two games with concussion

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TORONTO – After missing the last two games with a concussion, it’s a possibility Brad Marchand could return to the lineup on Friday against the Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre.

He’s not with the team on the current trip, but could join the Bruins once doctors clear him in Boston.

“He’s going through his protocol, getting better,” said Bruce Cassidy. “So there is (a chance) but I’m not going to rule him in or out right now. He’s going through what he needs to do but there is a chance.”