There are plenty of questions about tonight's lineup for the Boston Bruins
and the Montreal Canadiens
before tonight's game at the TD Garden.
"Our lineup is one that's probably the most uncertain so far this year," Bruins coach Claude Julien
said after his team's optional morning skate.
, who has missed the last three games with a fracture in his foot, practiced Sunday and this morning. He could return to the lineup. Meanwhile, the Bruins are awaiting word on Milan Lucic
's status after the forward had a phone hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan
about his hit on Zac Rinaldo
in Philadelphia on Saturday.
only took one shift in the third period Saturday and didn't practice Sunday. The Bruins could opt to rest the veteran forward as well.
The Canadiens held a full skate, including forward Travis Moen
but minus P.K. Subban
. Moen should be back in the lineup tonight after missing two games with a lower-body injury, while Subban's availability is in doubt.
"We're evaluating him. He's a little under the weather there, so we'll let him get his rest and make a game-time decision tonight," coach Randy Cunneyworth
said about Subban.
was the first goaltender off after the skate for Montreal, so he should start in net. An educated guess would be that Tim Thomas
will start for Boston because Tuukka Rask
skated while Thomas took the option to not go on the ice.
Here's a look at the projected lines and D pairs for both teams:
- David Krejci
- Nathan Horton
- Patrice Bergeron
- Tyler Seguin
- Chris Kelly
- Rich Peverley
- Gregory Campbell
- Shawn Thornton
- Johnny Boychuk
- Joe Corvo
- Adam McQuaid
- Lars Eller
- Louis Leblanc
- Tomas Plekanec
- Michael Cammalleri
- David Desharnais
- Erik Cole
- Petteri Nokelainen
- Mike Blunden
- Josh Gorges
- Chris Campoli
- Alexei Emelin