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Bruins lines vs. Flyers: Grzelcyk out, Clifton makes season debut

A little banged up on defense.

NHL: JAN 21 Flyers at Bruins Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

There’s a little shake up to the Boston Bruins’ lineup in tonight’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

After he looked a bit banged up Thursday night, Bruce Cassidy confirmed Matt Grzelcyk will be out tonight with a lower-body injury.

Connor Clifton will take his place and play his off side with Brandon Carlo. It will be Clifton’s first game of the season.

Yesterday was a maintenance day for Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, and Kevan Miller, but all are expected to be good to go tonight.

Cassidy also said Charlie McAvoy will slide up and take Grzelcyk’s spot on the the first power-play.

Expected Lines:

Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Jake DeBrusk

Nick Ritchie - David Krejci - Jack Studnicka

Anders Bjork - Charlie Coyle - Craig Smith

Trent Frederic - Sean Kuraly - Chris Wagner

Defensive pairings:

Jeremy Lauzon - Charlie McAvoy

Connor Clifton - Brandon Carlo

Jakub Zboril - Kevan Miller

In keeping with the “every other game” rotation, Jaroslav Halak will start in net.

See ya tonight!