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:
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Smith
Nick Ritchie - David Krejci - Pastrnak
Anders Bjork - Kuraly - Coyle
Trent Frederic - Studnicka - Zach Senyshyn
Matt Grzelcyk - Charlie McAvoy
Jakub Zboril - Steven Kampfer
Tinordi - Clifton (from warm-ups)
Jaroslav Halak likely to start