Heading into tonight’s game in Columbus, the one question facing the Bruins’ forward corps was about the health of Craig Smith, who was banged up after Saturday’s win.
Based on the morning skate, it appears that Smith will be good to go tonight, meaning the Bruins should see minimal changes.
Joshua Brown appears set to draw in on defense, something Bruce Cassidy alluded to on Sunday; Derek Forbort will be the odd-man out in that case.
With the caveat of “things are subject to change,” here’s what to expect tonight:
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Jake DeBrusk
Taylor Hall - Erik Haula - David Pastrnak
Trent Frederic - Charlie Coyle - Craig Smith
Nick Foligno - Tomas Nosek - Curtis Lazar
Hampus Lindholm - Charlie McAvoy
Matt Grzelcyk - Brandon Carlo
Mike Reilly - Joshua Brown
Linus Ullmark will start in net.
If, for whatever reason, Smith ends up being unable to go, Marc McLaughlin is likely the one who will draw back in.