BOSTON - The Bruins' second line will have a different look when they take the ice against the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.
Coach Bruce Cassidy confirmed following morning skate that Joakim Nordstrom would be inserted into the lineup as the second-line left wing, with Jake DeBrusk shifting over to play the right side. Rookie Ryan Donato will be the healthy scratch.
"Right now [Nordstrom's] a more 200-foot player," said Cassidy. "That's why we signed him, we can move him around. Is it the long-term plan? We'd like Ryan to develop into that top-six or nine…[across the NHL] you're seeing a lot of [third] lines that score; not just two, and then checking, and then energy. Whether it's the second or third [line], that's where we'd like him to get to. I think we'll get him there. It's just not tonight."