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Bruins lines vs. Buffalo: Backes in action

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The return of David Backes shakes things up.

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David Backes’ suspension is over, so you knew there were going to be a few changes in tonight’s lineup.

The major change: Backes is going to be on the second line, with Colby Cave taking a seat on the 9th Floor.

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

On defense, Charlie McAvoy still isn’t ready, so there aren’t any changes.

Zdeno Chara - Brandon Carlo

Torey Krug - John Moore

Matt Grzelcyk - Kevan Miller

Tuukka Rask will start in net.

For Buffalo, I don’t have their complete lineup, but the big note is that Jack Eichel won’t play. He’s had great showings in his last few games at the Garden, so this is a boost for the Bruins.

See ya at 7!