BRUINS (4-4-0) at PANTHERS (4-4-1)
7:30 p.m. ET; TVA Sports, FS-F, NESN, NHL.TV
Bruins team scope
Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron is questionable to play after he was injured after practice Monday, coach Claude Julien said. Bergeron missed three games earlier this season because of a lower-body injury. He has one goal and 15 shots on goal in five games. "He's got some maintenance going on [Tuesday], and we'll have to probably make that decision [pregame]. It's not an old issue. It's a new one," Julien told the Bruins website. "It happened after practice, not during practice. It's not a practice injury." If Bergeron is unable to play, center Sean Kuraly will make his NHL debut. Kuraly (6-foot-2, 205 pounds), 23, was recalled from Providence of the American Hockey League on Tuesday. He has one assist and nine penalty minutes in eight AHL games. Goaltender Tuukka Rask is expected to make his second straight start.
Panthers team scope
Florida Panthers left wing Jaromir Jagr is expected to play his 1,639th NHL game, tying Dave Andreychuk for sixth on the all-time list. Jagr, 44, has 100 points (33 goals, 67 assists) in 81 career games against the Bruins. Right wing Jonathan Marchessault, named NHL Third Star of the Month, leads the Panthers with six goals and 11 points in nine games, and the Panthers are 4-1-0 when Marchessault scores a goal. Defenseman Aaron Ekblad leads the Panthers with 21 hits and 11 blocked shots. Forward Colton Sceviour, who scored three goals in a 5-2 win at the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday, became the first Panthers player with a hat trick since Tomas Kopecky against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Feb. 26, 2013. "It's exciting. It never happened for me before at this level," Sceviour told the Miami Herald. "A lot of things bounced my way, but the most exciting part was getting the win. We had a tough road trip, lost some games we should have won and also didn't perform properly. To end on this positive note, heading home, is huge." The Panthers play five of their next six games at BB&T Center.
Bruins projected lineup
Brad Marchand -- David Krejci -- Danton Heinen
Matt Beleskey -- Ryan Spooner -- Austin Czarnik
Sean Kuraly -- Riley Nash -- Jimmy Hayes
Tim Schaller -- Dominic Moore -- Noel Acciari
Zdeno Chara -- Brandon Carlo
Torey Krug -- Adam McQuaid
John-Michael Liles -- Colin Miller
Scratched: Joe Morrow
Injured: Anton Khudobin (upper body), David Backes (elbow), Kevan Miller (hand), Patrice Bergeron (undisclosed)
Suspended: David Pastrnak
Panthers projected lineup
Jaromir Jagr -- Aleksander Barkov -- Jonathan Marchessault
Reilly Smith -- Vincent Trocheck -- Colton Sceviour
Jared McCann -- Denis Malgin -- Shane Harper
Greg McKegg -- Derek MacKenzie -- Shawn Thornton
Keith Yandle -- Jason Demers
Aaron Ekblad -- Steven Kampfer
Alex Petrovic -- Mark Pysyk
Scratched: Kyle Rau, Michael Matheson
Injured: Jonathan Huberdeau (Achilles), Nick Bjugstad (hand), Jussi Jokinen (lower body)
Pastrnak will serve the second of a two-game suspension. … Krejci centered Marchand and Heinen, and Spooner was centering Beleskey and Czarnik in the absence of Bergeron during the morning skate, according to CSNNE.com . … The only lineup change for the Panthers from their 5-2 win at the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday is that Luongo is expected to make his seventh start of the season.
Rask has allowed two goals on 86 shots in his past three games (.979 save percentage), all wins. He's 4-0-0 with a 1.25 goals-against average this season. … Marchessault has four goals and three assists in his past six games.