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Projected Bruins’ lines vs. Stars: Swayman gets the start

Here’s how lines and defensive pairings will likely look for tonight’s season opener!

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The Boston Bruins open their season tonight against the Dallas Stars in Boston and the lineup is set - including the new combos of the third and fourth lines.

Head Coach Bruce Cassidy said yesterday that Jeremy Swayman would get the start in net for the opener.

With Curtis Lazar out, Karson Kuhlman will take the wing on the fourth line.

The team held an optional morning skate today, but have practiced the same lines and defensive pairings over the last week and a half. Based on those practices, this is how the lineup is projected to look:

Lines:

Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak

Taylor Hall - Charlie Coyle - Craig Smith

Jake DeBrusk - Erik Haula - Nick Foligno

Trent Frederic - Tomas Nosek - Kuhlman

Defensive pairings:

Derek Forbort - Charlie McAvoy

Mike Reilly - Brandon Carlo

Matt Grzelcyk - Connor Clifton

Swayman gets the start

For the Stars, Braden Holtby will get his second start. Head Coach Rick Bowness also added John Klingberg will be unavailable. Klingberg left Thursday’s game with a lower-body injury.

Here’s how the Stars are projected to look: