Joe Sacco will also take the reigns, as Bruce Cassidy has entered COVID protocols with mild symptoms.
So here’s how lines looked from morning skate:
Taylor Hall and Nick Foligno have both shifted up one line on the left wing.
Last game’s healthy scratches of Erik Haula and Jake DeBrusk will round out the fourth line with Curtis Lazar as Tomas Nosek will now be on the third line’s left side.
Don Sweeney said the Providence Bruins were not an option to help the Bruins for the game, as they’ve had a “significant breakout” of COVID.
While the news of DeBrusk’s trade request was brought to light yesterday, the Bruins are still relying on him to play his best game while wearing a B’s jersey.
“We expect Jake to be accountable like the rest of the guys,” Patrice Bergeron said this morning during media availability. “The approach we have on the ice is play together and play for the Boston Bruins, play for the crest.”
Should be interesting.
While lines will look different, the defensive pairings remain the same.
Here’s how the lineup is projected to look:
Hall - Bergeron - David Pastrnak
Foligno - Charlie Coyle - Craig Smith
Nosek - Trent Frederic - Karson Kuhlman
DeBrusk - Haula - Curtis Lazar
Derek Forbort - Charlie McAvoy
Matt Grzelcyk - Brandon Carlo
Mike Reilly - Jakub Zboril
Linus Ullmark gets the start