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.
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
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!