BOSTON -- Boston Bruins rookie defenseman Dougie Hamilton is in the lineup against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at TD Garden (7 p.m. CNBC, CBC).
Hamilton is replacing Andrew Ference, who received a one-game suspension by the NHL on Thursday for an illegal hit to the head on Toronto's Mikhail Grabovski during the Bruins' 4-1 win in Game 1.
Veteran forward Rich Peverley will replace Kaspars Daugavins and likely play on the Bruins' third line alongside Chris Kelly and Jaromir Jagr.
Hamilton, making his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut, had five goals and 16 points in 42 games as a 19-year-old but was scratched for six of the Bruins' last nine regular-season games, including the final three before the postseason, after the Bruins dealt for veteran Wade Redden at the NHL Trade Deadline. Hamilton and Redden will be paired together.
At the other end, Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner is making his first playoff appearance in place of injured Michael Kostka (broken finger), and veteran defender Ryan O'Byrne is replacing healthy scratch John Michael-Liles.
Gardiner hasn't played since registering two assists in a 5-3 loss to the New York Islanders on April 18 and has four assists in 12 regular-season games with the Maple Leafs this season.
Offensively, coach Randy Carlyle will have forward Matt Frattin and Ryan Hamilton in the lineup in place of healthy scratches Frazer McLaren and Clarke MacArthur.
Gardiner, Frattin and Hamilton are making their Stanley Cup Playoffs debuts, bringing Toronto's total of first-year playoff performers to 13 -- 12 skaters and goalie James Reimer.
Here are the probable line combinations:
Milan Lucic – David Krejci – Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – Tyler Seguin
Rich Peverley – Chris Kelly – Jaromir Jagr
Daniel Paille – Gregory Campbell – Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara – Adam McQuaid
Dennis Seidenberg – Johnny Boychuk
Wade Redden – Dougie Hamilton
James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Phil Kessel
Joffrey Lupul - Nazem Kadri - Nikolai Kulemin
Matt Frattin - Mikhail Grabovski - Leo Komarov
Ryan Hamilton - Jay McClement - Colton Orr
Carl Gunnarsson - Dion Phaneuf
Jake Gardiner - Ryan O'Byrne
Mark Fraser - Cody Franson
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