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Bruins lines vs. Islanders: No Kase, first-line DeBrusk

Jack Studnicka will slide in to the right of David Krejci.

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After sustaining an upper body injury on Saturday afternoon courtesy of Miles Wood, Ondrej Kase will not play in the Bruins’ first trip to Long Island of the season.

The Bruins’ website has Kase listed as being on injured reserve, so he appears likely to miss more than just today’s game.

In his place, Jack Studnicka will play right wing alongside Nick Ritchie and David Krejci on the second line.

Jake DeBrusk, who has spent the majority of the last few years on Krejci’s left, will instead play 1RW.

Bruce Cassidy also noted that the defensive pairings will remain the same from Saturday’s contest against the Devils, and Tuukka Rask will start in net.

The Bruins will lineup look as follows:

Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Jake DeBrusk

Nick Ritchie - David Krejci - Jack Studnicka

Anders Bjork - Charlie Coyle - Craig Smith

Trent Frederic - Sean Kuraly - Chris Wagner

Jeremy Lauzon - Charlie McAvoy

Matt Grzelcyk - Brandon Carlo

Jakub Zboril - Kevan Miller


As for the Islanders, Barry Trotz informed local media that some of the guys that played on Saturday against the Rangers would get a reprieve, but a similar lineup could be expected.

Goaltender Semyon Varlamov is also available to play tonight after missing the Isles’ last game after taking a puck to the neck during warmups.

The Islanders lineup on Saturday:

Anders Lee - Mathew Barzal - Jordan Eberle

Anthony Beauvillier - Brock Nelson - Josh Bailey

Kieffer Bellows - Jean-Gabriel Pageau - Ross Johnston

Matt Martin - Casey Cizikas - Cal Clutterbuck

Adam Pelech - Ryan Pulock

Nick Leddy - Scott Mayfield

Andy Greene - Noah Dobson