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Probable Lines: Canucks at Bruins -- The Return Of Krejci!

Optional morning skate, but it looks like Krejci is back!

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As noted above, the Bruins morning skate was optional. David Krejci is off IR, so it looks like he'll be back in tonight!

Bruins Forwards:

Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak

Matt Beleskey - David Krejci - Loui Eriksson

Jimmy Hayes - Ryan Spooner - Brett Connolly

Landon Ferraro - Max Talbot - Zac Rinaldo

With Krejci's return, Vatrano appears to have been sent down due to being waiver exempt. And no, we're not really sure who sticks where, but we'll keep you posted. Joonas Kempainen could also be somewhere in this mix, swapped out for one of the bottom-sixers, as could Tyler Randell. Flip a coin.


Zdeno Chara - Zach Trotman

Dennis Seidenberg - Joe Morrow

Torey Krug - Kevan Miller

I'd like to note that the results with Trotman and Colin Miller in the line-up were actually pretty good, but again, going by what the Bruins've used recently.

And In Net:

Tuukka Rask

Jonas Gustavsson

Nothing confirmed yet. Rask is "likely" to get the start.


And For The Evil Vancouver Canucks:

Forward Lines:

Daniel Sedin - Jared McCann - Jannik Hansen

Sven Baertschi - Bo Horvat - Radim Vrbata

Emerson Etem - Linden Vey - Alexandre Burrows

Derek Dorsett - Michael Zalewski - Jake Virtanen

Oof. It's a far cry from that Stanley Cup Finals year. Best of luck to Vancouver in rebuilding their talent up front with Jim Benning (former not-very-good Bruins AGM) at the helm.

Short term, this line-up just looks wrong without two Sedins.


Alexander Edler - Christoper Tanev

Ben Hutton - Luca Sbisa

Matt Bartkowski - Alex Biega

For a team with a -17 goal differential, the Canucks actually have a pretty solid first pairing. It's what comes afterwards that hurts to look at. Sbisa is one of the worst starters in the league, who was extended by Benning at the end of last season. Matt Bartkowski is Matt Bartkowski, and the other two might actually be NHL 2016 Create-A-Players after you run out of cap space making yourself a 99 and your friend a 98.

And In Net:

Jacob Markstrom (starter tonight)

Ryan Miller

I, for one, am sad we might not get to see Sad Ryan Miller. Sigh.


Game's on at 7, not 7:30 or some weird time like that. See you then!