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Bruins lines vs. Toronto: Return of the Mac

The Bruins have some decisions to make on defense.

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It’s been rumored for a couple of days, and apparently is now official:

That’s the big move in the lineup, and will likely be the beginning of a platoon of sorts between Moore and Matt Grzelcyk.

Up front, the Bruins shouldn’t be making any changes.

Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak

Jake DeBrusk - David Krejci - David Backes

Danton Heinen - Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson - Ryan Donato

Sean Kuraly - Noel Acciari - Chris Wagner

One interesting note: there were a few shifts late in Thursday’s loss where Bruce Cassidy put Ryan Donato on Krejci’s wing, as Donato was buzzing all night. This could be something worth considering if the offense gets stagnant.

On defense:

Zdeno Chara - Charlie McAvoy

Torey Krug - Brandon Carlo

Matt Grzelcyk - Kevan Miller

Tuukka Rask will be in goal.

Now, for the Leafs: their big news appears to be that Frederik Andersen won’t be ready to play tonight, as he’s suffering flu-like symptoms and they recalled Kasimir Kaskisuo on an emergency basis.

That means we’ll see Michael Hutchinson in net for the Leafs. The rest of their lineup, per the Toronto Sun:

Zach Hyman - John Tavares - Mitch Marner

Andreas Johnsson - Auston Matthews - Kasperi Kapanen

Patrick Marleau - Nazem Kadri - William Nylander

Par Lindholm - Frederik Gauthier - Connor Brown

Morgan Rielly - Ron Hainsey

Jake Gardiner - Nikitia Zaitsev

Travis Dermott - Igor Ozhiganov