It’s been rumored for a couple of days, and apparently is now official:
Charlie McAvoy is in. John Moore is out.— Fluto Shinzawa (@FlutoShinzawa) January 12, 2019
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.
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