Here are the projected lineups for tonight’s game! (via DailyFaceoff.com)
No line rushes at AM skate, since it was optional, and of course expect Claude Julien and Bruce Cassidy to throw ‘em in a blender at some point if things aren’t working.
Tomas Tatar - Philip Danault - Brendan Gallagher
Jonathan Drouin - Max Domi - Artturi Lehkonen
Paul Byron -Jesperi Kotkaniemi - Joel Armia
Nicolas Deslauriers - Matthew Peca -
Andrew Shaw Charles Hudon
Shaw skated extra this morning, so looks like he’ll be a scratch. Hudon draws in his place.
Jordie Benn - Jeff Petry
Mike Reilly -
Noah Juulsen Karl Alzner
Xavier Ouellet - Victor Mete
Juulsen is hurt as well.
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak
Danton Heinen - David Krejci - Jake DeBrusk
Anders Bjork - Joakim Nordstrom - Chris Wagner
Ryan Donato - Noel Acciari - Sean Kuraly
Zdeno Chara - Brandon Carlo
Matt Grzelcyk - John Moore
Jeremy Lauzon - Steven Kampfer
Note that we saw Torey Krug taking some reps with the game-day skate crew. TBD as to whether he returns to the lineup tonight or not.