Taylor Hall, Curtis Lazar and Mike Reilly joined the Bruins for morning skate. Hall and Reilly jumped in on the power play during the practice. Hall filled in on his strong side with David Krejci on the second unit while Reilly was placed on the first unit.
Kevan Miller will play tonight despite his absence from morning skate and Charlie McAvoy will be a game-time decision, Bruce Cassidy said.
Lazar is also a game-time decision. Cassidy said Lazar’s injury involves the soft tissue and he doesn’t want to rush him back, aggravate it and have him out for weeks just to get him into the lineup vs. waiting a game. But Lazar will meet with the medical staff and it will be determined if he’s ready. If he’s not, it will be Sean Kuraly, Anton Blidh and Chris Wagner rounding out the fourth line.
This is how things looked at practice. Remember, Miller is in and McAvoy’s status isn’t determined yet:
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak
Hall - Krejci - Craig Smith
Nick Ritchie - Charlie Coyle - Jake DeBrusk
Kuraly/Blidh - Lazar - Wagner
Jeremy Lauzon - Charlie McAvoy
Mike Reilly - Kevan Miller
Jarred Tinordi/Jakub Zboril - Connor Clifton
Jeremy Swayman will start in net
For the Sabres, Anders Bjork will make his debut. He’ll wear #96.