BOSTON – The Boston Bruins will be without defenseman Andrew Ference, while defenseman Johnny Boychuk makes his return after a two-absence with a concussion Saturday against the New York Islanders at the TD Garden.
Ference suffered a lower-body injury Thursday in the third period of an overtime win against New Jersey. He did not return to the game and missed Friday’s practice. He’s classified as day-to-day, according to coach Claude Julien.
The Islanders will similarly be missing forward Michael Grabner on Saturday. Islanders coach Jack Capuano said that Grabner’s flu-like symptoms were the main reason for the forward’s scratch.
Here are the lineups for the Bruins and Islanders:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Tyler Seguin
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Brian Rolston
Benoit Pouliot-Chris Kelly-Jordan Caron
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Joe Corvo
Greg Zanon-Adam McQuaid
Matt Moulson-John Tavares-PA Parenteau
Nino Niederreiter-Casey Cizikas-Kyle Okposo
David Ullstrom-Frans Nielsen-Josh Bailey
Jay Pandolfo-Marty Reasoner-Matt Martin
Mark Streit-Steve Staios
Andrew MacDonald-Travis Hamonic
Mark Eaton-Milan Jurcina