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Devils @ Bruins: Projected Lines

Drew Stafford is in!

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Here’s a look at the Devils’ line combinations for tonight’s game.


Taylor Hall - Kyle Palmeiri - Travis Zajac

Miles Wood - Adam Henrique - Beau Bennett

Pavel Zacha - Blake Coleman - Stefan Noesen

Joseph Blandisi - Kevin Rooney - Devante Smith-Pelly

Pavel Zacha is likely a game-time decision; still recovering from an injury.

UPDATE: Zacha will not play tonight, per Daily Faceoff. His concussion recovery continues, though he was on the ice yesterday for practice. The Devils will dress 11 forwards and 7 defensemen.

Mike Cammalleri suffered what looked like a shoulder injury in the third period against the Capitals on Thursday. After trading P.A. Parenteau for a garbage draft pick, the Devils’ season looks like a tankshow, at least from the forward perspective.


Andy Greene - Ben Lovejoy

Jon Merrill - Steven Santini

John Moore - Damon Severson

Dalton Prout should draw into this lineup somewhere... but, with forward injuries pending, one of these guys may slot on a forward line instead. This could be an interesting development later today.


Cory Schneider

Keith Kincaid

Though we’d probably rather see a backup goalie duel, Cory Schneider may stay in. The guy is an ironman and from the Boston area - not just of Boston College, but Marblehead High and Philips-Andover Academy as well.

Bruins Lineup


Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Backes

Peter Cehlarik - David Krejci - David Pastrnak

Frank Vatrano - Ryan Spooner - Drew Stafford

Tim Schaller - Dominic Moore - Riley Nash

The Question has been Answered. Drew Stafford grabs Jimmy Hayes’ spot on the third line to begin rushes at this morning’s skate, and Large Jim and Matt Beleskey draw out as 4th forwards, respectively, on these last two lines. Stafford will likely also see time on the second power-play unit.


Zdeno Chara - Brandon Carlo

Torey Krug - Adam McQuaid

Colin Miller - Kevan Miller

John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were on the ice with the big club yesterday, however.


Anton Khudobin

Tuukka Rask

Give the Finnish God some rest, will ya?!