BRUINS (8-7-4) at DEVILS (12-5-3)
7 p.m. ET; MSG+2, NESN, NHL.TV
New Jersey Devils forward Kyle Palmieri has a broken right foot and will miss the game against the Boston Bruins at Prudential Center on Wednesday.
Palmieri, injured when blocking a shot by Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba in a 4-3 overtime win on Monday, will be out 4-6 weeks.
The Devils are 3-1-1 in their past five games following a four-game losing streak (0-2-2).
Bruins goaltender Anton Khudobin, 5-0-2 in seven starts this season, will make his third straight start after leading Boston to consecutive wins at the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday and San Jose Sharks on Saturday.
Players to watch
Bruins forward David Pastrnak has no points in his past four games after having nine points (four goals, five assists) in his previous six games.
Devils center Nico Hischier has five points (one goal, four assists) in his past five games, and is tied for fifth in the NHL among rookie scorers with 15 points (three goals, 12 assists).
They said it
"[Khudobin] has played well and deserves to start games. … We'll see how it goes and worry about the next game on Friday, but right now the guys are playing well in front of him and he looks confident and composed." -- Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy
"The guys in the lineup have to perform well. We feel like we have a pretty deep team, so although it's disappointing to not have [Palmieri] in the lineup, the guys that are just have to perform. We've got to find a way to win." -- Devils coach John Hynes
Bruins projected lineup
Danton Heinen -- Patrice Bergeron -- David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk -- David Krejci -- Peter Cehlarik
Ryan Spooner -- Frank Vatrano -- Riley Nash
Tim Schaller -- Sean Kuraly -- Noel Acciari
Zdeno Chara -- Charlie McAvoy
Rob O'Gara -- Brandon Carlo
Matt Grzelcyk -- Kevan Miller
Scratched: Matt Beleskey, Jordan Szwarz, Paul Postma
Injured: Brad Marchand (undisclosed), Torey Krug (upper body), Anders Bjork (undisclosed), Adam McQuaid (broken right leg), David Backes (colon surgery)
Devils projected lineup
Taylor Hall -- Travis Zajac -- Jesper Bratt
Adam Henrique -- Nico Hischier -- Brian Gibbons
Pavel Zacha -- Blake Coleman -- Jimmy Hayes
Miles Wood -- Brian Boyle -- Drew Stafford
Andy Greene -- Steven Santini
John Moore -- Damon Severson
Will Butcher -- Ben Lovejoy
Scratched: Dalton Prout, Stefan Noesen
Injured: Marcus Johansson (concussion), Mirco Mueller (collarbone), Kyle Palmieri (broken right foot)
Krug will miss his third straight game and Marchand will miss his fourth straight. … Grzelcyk was recalled from Providence of the American Hockey League on Tuesday. Spooner returns after missing 14 games with a groin injury. ... Hayes will play after being a healthy scratch the past four games.
Bergeron has one assist in his past four games after having five points (two goals, three assists) in a four-game point streak. … Schneider has held opponents to three goals or fewer in five of his past six starts (2-2-2, 15 goals allowed).