The Bruins will try to extend their current winning streak to seven games when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets
at the TD Garden tonight.
They might have a different-looking lineup than they had when they beat New Jersey Tuesday night.
Defenseman Johnny Boychuk
missed the morning skate with flu-like symptoms and is questionable for tonight, according to coach Claude Julien
. Regardless of Boychuk's status, Andrew Ference
is set to return from a two-game absence with a lower-body injury. Ference practiced for the first time since his injury Wednesday.
Up front, forward Daniel Paille
is also a possibility to return. He has missed three games since suffering a broken nose Nov. 7 vs. the New York Islanders
. Here's the Bruins' projected lineup factoring in returns by Paille and Ference:
- David Krejci
- Nathan Horton
- Patrice Bergeron
- Tyler Seguin
/ Benoit Pouliot
- Chris Kelly
- Rich Peverley
- Gregory Campbell
- Shawn Thornton
- Johnny Boychuk
- Joe Corvo
- Adam McQuaid
was the first goaltender off the ice for the Bruins, who all left the ice in a single-file line as has been their new tradition.