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A game-day call-up for the Oilers and Khudobin on waivers gives a little less certainty to tonight’s lineups.

Edmonton Oilers v Columbus Blue Jackets Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

Per this morning’s tweets, here were the Bruins’ line rushes and defense on the ice:

Extra info:

David Backes drew back into his somewhat-regular spot on Krejci’s right, and Vatrano rushed with the 3rd line. Depending on Backes’ health this morning, Vatrano may stay with Krejci and Ryan Spooner.

EDIT:

Confirmed; Backes is out.

We should expect Rask to make the start with a questionable backup in Anton Khudobin still on the roster (waived, though not yet through) and Zane McIntyre has yet to be called up. Sky says it’s time.

Per Edmonton’s official page, here were their forward rushes at practice yesterday, with a bit of a change on their right side up front.

Maroon - McDavid - Draisaitl

Lucic - Nugent-Hopkins - Kassian

Pouliot - Caggiula - Eberle

Lander - Letestu - Puljujärvi


And, defense... from the Columbus game, expecting something pretty similar.

Oscar Klefbom - Adam Larsson

Andrej Sekera - Kris Russell

Brandon Davidson - Matthew Benning

UPDATE: Davidson is out sick. Look for Oesterle or Eric Gryba.

Edmonton called up 24-year-old defenseman Jordan Oesterle this morning. Oesterle has 23 career NHL games over the last two seasons.

Going out on a limb and guessing that they play Jonas Gustavsson tonight, after he spent last season with the Bruins. He’s got some insider info on our shooters and schematics.