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Projected Bruins lines vs. Penguins: Shuffling the deck

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Lines will likely look a lot different today.

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The Boston Bruins close out their two-game stand against the Pittsburgh Penguins today and Bruce Cassidy looks like he’s mixing things up throughout the lineup to try to generate some offense.

The biggest changes come on the right wing and also center positions, as Sean Kuraly and Jack Studnicka look to be back in for the game.

In practice yesterday, Cassidy shuffled around the right wingers, moving Craig Smith to the top line and sliding David Pastrnak down.

Kuraly has returned centering the third line after missing the last six games. Charlie Coyle shifted to the wing. Studnicka returned as the fourth line center during the practice.

Kevan Miller was paired with Jeremy Lauzon, but Cassidy said Miller will not play this afternoon. Update: It looks like it will be Jarred Tinordi and Connor Clifton on the third period based on warm-up rushes.

Lines/pairing from yesterday’s practice are as follows:

Lines:

Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Smith

Nick Ritchie - David Krejci - Pastrnak

Anders Bjork - Kuraly - Coyle

Trent Frederic - Studnicka - Zach Senyshyn

Defensive pairings:

Matt Grzelcyk - Charlie McAvoy

Jakub Zboril - Steven Kampfer

Tinordi - Clifton (from warm-ups)

Jaroslav Halak likely to start