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
Jeremy Lauzon - Charlie McAvoy
Grzelcyk - Brandon Carlo
Jakub Zboril - Kevan Miller
Jaroslav Halak will start in net. Dan Vladar will serve as backup.