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Bruins lines vs. Colorado: Striking it Ritch

Nobody knows what is happening!

NHL: NOV 23 Wild at Bruins Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

I’m going to be honest with you: this post isn’t going to be super helpful.

Here’s what we know, based on comments from Bruce Cassidy: Brett Ritchie will be back in the lineup, and there’s an illness going around the team.

Alright then! Let’s do our best to speculate.

Brad Marchand - David Krejci - David Pastrnak

Jake DeBrusk - Charlie Coyle - Danton Heinen

Anders Bjork/Brett Ritchie - Sean Kuraly - Chris Wagner/Ritchie

Joakim Nordstrom - Par Lindholm - David Backes/Ritchie

The lines above assume that everyone can go, and that illness isn’t keeping anyone out. If someone’s sick, obviously we’ll have chaos.

I don’t really see Backes coming out after a strong effort in the end of Thursday’s game. Same goes for Wagner. Here’s the take-home point: Brett Ritchie is going somewhere. You can decide where for now.

On defense, no word yet that John Moore won’t play, so we’ll assume the same pairs as Thursday.

Zdeno Chara - Charlie McAvoy

Torey Krug - Brandon Carlo

John Moore - Matt Grzelcyk

Jaroslav Halak will start.

Aside from the first line and Halak being in net, everything else is chaos.