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Red Wings at Bruins: Projected Lines

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Detroit gained Kronwall but lost Larkin and Vanek; Boston gained Beleskey but may be without Tuukka if his migraines are a deeper problem.

NHL: Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings
Try playing standing up next time, Quaider.
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Looking ahead to tonight’s game, here are the projected lines. Boston held a short skate and Detroit will be shuffling due to injuries to two top forwards, so expect a bit of guesswork below.

Forwards

Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Frank Vatrano

Tim Schaller - David Krejci - David Pastrnak

Ryan Spooner - Riley Nash - David Backes

Matt Beleskey - Dominic Moore - Austin Czarnik

Defense

Zdeno Chara - Brandon Carlo

Torey Krug - Adam McQuaid

Joe Morrow - John-Michael Liles

The Millers Kevan and Colin are still hurt.
UPDATE: Our boy Jake posted about the Millers being good to go.

Goalie

Depending on how Tuukka Rask’s brain is feeling today; may be a game-time decision on whether he or Zane McIntyre gets the nod. is fine and will start tonight.

For Detroit, we’ll see a similar lineup to their last couple games.

Forwards

Gustav Nyquist - Henrik Zetterberg - Anthony Mantha

Andreas Athanasiou - Frans Nielsen - Tomas Tatar

Justin Abdelkader - Riley Sheahan - Tomas Jurco

Drew Miller - Luke Glendening - Darren Helm

Drew Miller just cleared waivers, but due to injuries, he will likely stick around for a few days while Larkin and Vanek heal.

Defense

Danny DeKeyser - Mike Green

Niklas Kronwall - Nick Jensen

Jonathan Ericsson - Xavier Ouellet

Goalie

Jared Coreau was pulled in the last matchup between these teams, so expect him to get a shot at redemption. Somebody’s suggesting that the Wings should trade Petr Mrazek once Jimmy Howard returns from injury.