BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins will look to snap their two-game losing streak Monday against the Ottawa Senators at TD Garden, and they'll have at least one player back in their lineup after a short absence.
Rookie defenseman Dougie Hamilton is expected to play after resting the last two games. Hamilton has played around 80 games dating back to last May in international competition, junior and the NHL.
"Obviously, just playing so much, it kind of feels like the end of the year, which it is," Hamilton said after the Bruins' morning skate. "But I think just to get a rest, I guess, mentally most of all, just to get away from playing and to be able to come back and kind of it feels like junior a little bit when you get the week off and then you go back and play on the weekends. So I think hopefully I didn't get too rusty over the couple days. But I think I feel good, so I'm pretty happy."
Center Patrice Bergeron has missed six games with a concussion. He skated with the team again and has been cleared by doctors, so coach Claude Julien will wait until one final consultation with the medical staff before putting Bergeron in the lineup.
Brad Marchand has missed the last two games with a concussion. He skated for a second straight day but is not expected to face Ottawa.
Ottawa coach Paul MacLean confirmed his one lineup change will be Matt Kassian in for Guillaume Latendresse.
Here are the projected lineups for both teams:
Milan Lucic – Patrice Bergeron – Tyler Seguin
Gregory Campbell – David Krejci – Jaromir Jagr
Daniel Paille – Chris Kelly – Nathan Horton
Kaspars Daugavins – Rich Peverley – Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara – Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg – Dougie Hamilton
Matt Bartkowski – Adam McQuaid
Injured: Brad Marchand
Scratched: Wade Redden, Aaron Johnson, Andrew Ference, Jay Pandolfo, Jordan Caron
Milan Michalek - Kyle Turris – Daniel Alfredsson
Cory Conacher – Mika Zibanejad – Jakob Silfverberg
Matt Kassian – Zack Smith – Chris Neil
Colin Greening – Jean-Gabriel Pageau – Erik Condra
Marc Methot – Eric Gryba
Patrick Wiercioch – Sergei Gonchar
Chris Phillips – Andre Benoit
Scratched: Mike Lundin, Peter Regin, Jim O'Brien, Guillaume Latendresse
Injured: Mike Hoffman, Jared Cowen, Erik Karlsson, Jason Spezza