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Projected Lines - Bruins vs. Canucks

The skate started off without Tuukka, and with Patrice Bergeron still in a no-contact jersey. Woof.

NHL: Preseason-Philadelphia Flyers at Boston Bruins
Bergeron wills the puck to drop.
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So, this is how the pregame skate coverage began on Twitter:

Not promising. Khudobin was the only goalie on the ice, until...

The skate was optional, so let’s hope Rask is somewhere hydrating and getting ready for the game tonight. Zane McIntyre will back up Anton Khudobin, as coach Bruce Cassidy reported that Tuukka is not available. A bit more clarity from Butch indicates that Kenny Agostino will get a chance, David Backes has been activated from illness, and Adam McQuaid is still the toughest mother, and is back in the lineup. Ryan Spooner, meanwhile, is sidelined for the foreseeable future. Patrice Bergeron is a game-time decision.

Here’s the projected lineup - take it with a few tablespoons of salt, as no rushes were done today so we’re taking evidence from Wednesday’s practice (and I’m armchair-coaching this a little bit).

Forwards

Brad Marchand - Riley Nash - Anders Bjork

Jake DeBrusk - David Krejci - David Pastrnak

Kenny Agostino - David Backes - Frank Vatrano

Tim Schaller - Sean Kuraly - Matt Beleskey

Defensemen

Zdeno Chara - Brandon Carlo

Torey Krug - Adam McQuaid

Kevan Miller - Charlie McAvoy

Goalies

Anton Khudobin

Zane McIntyre