The Bruins are back home, playing the Maple Leafs in the 2nd game of a home-and-home matchup..
After 8 games, the Bruins are at 5-1-2, which is good for 2nd place in the Atlantic, (most recently losing to the Leafs late in OT).
What will be the lineup tonight?
Well the big news today is David Krejci’s assignment to the Injury Report. #46 had been suffering from an upper-body injury.
Karson Kuhlman has been sidelined after blocking a shot, and is not ready to return to action.
Defensemen Kevan Miller and John Moore are still on Injured Reserve and Long-term Injured Reserve respectively, providing playing time for Matt Grzelcyk and Connor Clifton.
Joakim Nordstrom has just returned to practice after several sessions in the red non-contact jersey.
Given the personnel issues, the forward lines have been put in a blender. Charlie Coyle will center the 2nd line, and Sean Kuraly will take the 3rd line with Par Lindholm on the 4th line.
Anders Bjork has been called up from Providence to fill in a gap.
Tuukka Rask will be in goal tonight for his 500th game!
"He's been a great teammate and he's so easy going…He's had a phenomenal career and nowhere close from being done, very happy for him."
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) October 21, 2019
|Bruins Forward Lines|
|Bruins Defensive pairs|
|#41 Jaroslav Halak||(#40 Tuukka Rask)|
Toronto has faced the Bruins once since losing Game 7 of the first round of the playoffs, winning in an overtime game. They played a game vs the Blue Jackets in the meantime, losing in overtime. John Tavares is still out with a broken finger, and Zach Hyman and Travis Dermott are still injured from the playoffs.
(h/t Daily Faceoff and TSN beat writer Kristen Shilton):
Maple Leafs Forwards
#65 Ilya Mikheyev — #15 Alexander Kerfoot — #16 Mitch Marner
#18 Andreas Johnsson — #34 Auston Matthews — #29 William Nylander
#42 Trevor Moore — #19 Jason Spezza — #24 Kasperi Kapanen
#41 Dmytro Timashov — #26 Nick Shore — #33 Frederik Gauthier
Maple Leafs Defense
#44 Morgan Rielly — #83 Cody Ceci
#8 Jake Muzzin — #94 Tyson Barrie
#52 Martin Marincin — #3 Justin Holl
Maple Leafs Goaltending
#30 Michael Hutchinson
(#31 Frederik Andersen)