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Bartkowski, Fraser in for Bruins in Game 4

by Arpon Basu /

MONTREAL -- Defenseman Matt Bartkowski and forward Matt Fraser entered the Boston Bruins lineup for Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Second Round series against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday.

The Canadiens made no changes to the lineup that won 4-2 in Game 3 on Tuesday to give them a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 series.

Bartkowski took the spot of Andrej Meszaros on defense for his first game action since his penalty in double overtime of Game 1 led to P.K. Subban's game-winning goal. Meszaros had an assist in each of the past two games and played 17:19 in the Bruins' Game 3 loss.

Fraser was officially called up from Providence of the American Hockey League on Thursday morning and took part in the Bruins' morning skate at Bell Centre. He made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut playing on a line with Carl Soderberg and Loui Eriksson at the beginning of the game.

Jordan Caron was scratched to make room for Fraser.

Here are the projected lineups:


Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Jarome Iginla

Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Reilly Smith

Matt Fraser - Carl Soderberg - Loui Eriksson

Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara - Dougie Hamilton

Matt Bartkowski - Johnny Boychuk

Torey Krug - Kevan Miller

Tuukka Rask

Chad Johnson

Scratched: Jordan Caron, Andrej Meszaros

Injured: Dennis Seidenberg (ACL/MCL), Chris Kelly (back), Adam McQuaid (ankle), Corey Potter (upper body)


Max Pacioretty - David Desharnais - Brendan Gallagher

Michael Bournival - Tomas Plekanec - Thomas Vanek

Rene Bourque - Lars Eller - Brian Gionta

Travis Moen - Daniel Briere - Dale Weise

Josh Gorges - P.K. Subban

Andrei Markov - Alexei Emelin

Douglas Murray - Mike Weaver

Carey Price

Peter Budaj

Scratched: Ryan White, George Parros, Brandon Prust, Francis Bouillon

Injured: Alex Galchenyuk (lower body)

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