With Chris Wagner ruled out for today, it looks like there will be some shifting around on the third and fourth lines against the New York Islanders.
If the lines from yesterday’s practice hold true, Karson Kuhlman will be back in the lineup, sliding down with Coyle. From there, the decision will seemingly come down to who fills in on the fourth line: could be Joakim Nordstrom, or it could be Anders Bjork if Bruce Cassidy decides to get creative.
Of course, Cassidy isn’t exactly shy about putting every line but his first in a blender, so...who knows!
With the obvious caveat that Cassidy may change his mind, here’s what you can look for this afternoon:
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak
Nick Ritchie -David Krejci - Ondrej Kase
Jake DeBrusk - Charlie Coyle - Karson Kuhlman
Sean Kuraly - Par Lindholm - Joakim Nordstrom/Anders Bjork
The defense pairs remain more stable:
Zdeno Chara - Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug - Brandon Carlo
Matt Grzelcyk - Jeremy Lauzon
Tuukka Rask will likely be in net.
See you this afternoon!