No changes for the Bruins roster

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No changes for the Bruins roster

Judging by the morning skate, the current roster of Bruins players is the one that they'll go out to battle with when the puck drops at 7 pm. The Bruins had 14 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders at their morning skate at TD Garden, and that included veteran forward Jay Panfolfo along with rookies David Warsofsky and Lane MacDermid.

Pandolfo is not on the roster to start the NHL season, but expect the 38-year-old to skate with the team for the next week or two while the Bruins coaching staff and management gauges exactly what they have on their active roster. In the meantime he'll skate and practice with the Bruins in a 48-game season where many GM's are prepared to use as many as 30 skates throughout the season.

Tuukka Rask was the first goaltender off the ice denoting that he'll be getting the starting nod, and the starting lineup should look just as it has for the entirety of training camp. Here are the expected lines and pairings:

Lucic-Krejci-Horton
Marchand-Bergeron-Seguin
Bourque-Kelly-Peverley
Paille-Campbell-Thornton

Chara-Boychuk
Seidenberg-Hamilton
Ference-McQuaid

Rask

Here's the New York Rangers' expected lineup courtesy of Pat Leonard from the New York Daily News.

Hagelin-Richards-Nash,

Gaborik-Stepan-Callahan,

Pyatt-Boyle-Kreider,

Rupp-Halpern-Segal

 

McDonagh-Girardi,

Staal-Stralman,

Del Zotto-Bickel

 

Lundqvist

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Report: Durant will be meeting with Celtics on Saturday

Report: Durant will be meeting with Celtics on Saturday

Kevin Durant’s weekend of free agent visits has come into focus on the final day of June.

According to David Aldridge of NBA.com, the Boston Celtics will be meeting with the free agent superstar on Saturday.

After meeting with Durant on Saturday, the Celtics should have a better idea if they will need to waive Amir Johnson and Jonas Jerebko before Sunday's July 3 deadline. Waiving the duo would create additional salary cap space to potentially sign Durant and another near max-salaried player.