On defense, Matt Grzelcyk returns to the lineup after missing the last two games to either injury or sickness. He’ll slot back in on the second pairing with Brandon Carlo. Jack Ahcan, who netted his first NHL goal last game, will sit out.
Jeremy Swayman gets his second consecutive start this week. In Thursday’s win against the Chicago Blackhawks, Swayman made 22 saves for a .880 save percentage.
Here’s how the lineup is projected to look:
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Jake DeBrusk
Taylor Hall - Erik Haula - David Pastrnak
Trent Frederic - Charlie Coyle - Craig Smith
Nick Foligno - Tomas Nosek - Curtis Lazar
Mike Reilly - Charlie McAvoy
Grzelcyk - Carlo
Derek Forbort - Connor Clifton
Swayman gets the start