Foligno has fully practiced with the team this week after missing the last five games with a lower-body injury. Bruce Cassidy said Foligno will go through warm-ups and be a game-time decision.
If he’s good to go, he’ll slot back in on the third line and Oskar Steen will come out of the lineup.
Cassidy said it was a tough decision figuring who would sit out, but saw it as the “easiest switch.” He also mentioned how he didn’t feel that Steen had his best game the other night and added he didn’t see Steen sitting out as a long-term thing.
The rest of the forwards’ group and defensive pairings will remain the same.
Linus Ullmark gets the start in net.
Here’s how the lineup is projected to look:
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Craig Smith
Taylor Hall - Erik Haula - David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk - Charlie Coyle - Foligno
Anton Blidh - Tomas Nosek - Curtis Lazar
Matt Grzelcyk - Charlie McAvoy
Urho Vaakanainen - Brandon Carlo
Derek Forbort - Connor Clifton