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Kuhlman in, and Krejci missing?

NHL: Boston Bruins at Dallas Stars Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

With Karson Kuhlman up, you know the lines are going to look a little different.

What is a bit unexpected, however, is the absence of David Krejci. Per beat writers who were there, Krejci was on the ice early but not through the end of practice.

Whether that means he's hurt or just took his option (or was excused for whatever reason) remains up be seen.

However, the team shared the probable line combinations, and Krejci was absent, so...do with that what you will.

Here's what they said;

Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak

Jake DeBrusk - Charlie Coyle - Anders Bjork

Danton Heinen - Lindholm - Kuhlman

Joakim Nordstrom - Sean Kuraly - Chris Wagner

Obviously that could change quite a bit if Krejci is, in fact, going to be playing. If that happens, expect Coyle to go back to 3C and Lindholm to sit.

Things are a bit more settled on defense, with Matt Grzelcyk drawing back in.

Zdeno Chara - Charlie McAvoy

Torey Krug - Brandon Carlo

Grzelcyk - John Moore

Jaroslav Halak will start in net.

As always, these combinations are a bit fluid, stay tuned.


UPDATE: Some clarity on Krejci: