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Bruins lines vs. Penguins: DeBrusk out, Lindholm makes season debut

Cassidy has set new lines to adjust for the right-wing need tonight.

NHL: JAN 26 Penguins at Bruins Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Bruins lines are quite different for tonight’s game against the Penguins. With Jake DeBrusk ruled out, Bruce Cassidy shuffled the lines to adjust for his absence.

Cassidy wanted to keep Charlie Coyle, Trent Frederic and Craig Smith together, but said there was a need to temporarily fix the right-winger problem. Coyle will move up and play the wing with David Krejci and Nick Ritchie. Smith will fill in on the right on the top line.

Par Lindholm will make his season debut, coming off the taxi squad, as he centers Jack Studnicka and Frederic. Matt Grzelcyk also skated this morning. He will go through warmups and see how he feels.


Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Smith

Ritchie - Krejci - Coyle

Anders Bjork - Sean Kuraly - Chris Wagner

Frederic - Lindholm - Studnicka

Defensive pairings:

Jeremy Lauzon - Charlie McAvoy

Grzelcyk - Brandon Carlo

Jakub Zboril - Kevan Miller

Jaroslav Halak will start in net. Dan Vladar will serve as backup.