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Winter Classic: Starting Goaltenders and Injury Updates

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A quick update from Bruce from practice!

2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic - Montreal Canadiens v Boston Bruins Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

So! We know who will be starting tomorrow’s outdoor contest for both sides now!

For your Boston Bruins, it will be Tuukka Rask. For the Blackhawks, they will be starting Cam Ward.

Performance-wise, Rask has the advantage, even with how shaky his season started, with a .912 SV% as opposed to Ward’s .886 SV%. So there’s an X-factor for you.

Brad Marchand while being given the A-OK, is a game-time decision, but all signs appear to be looking like him showing up. Charlie McAvoy is ruled out and has gone on his nineth day of being day-to-day, which might give one pause as to why he’s been “day-to-day” for so long.

We’ll keep you posted on injuries and roster updates throughout the next 48 hours.