Seidenberg, Thornton in for Bruins vs. Rangers

Seidenberg, Thornton in for Bruins vs. Rangers
November 29, 2013, 1:00 pm
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The Bruins return to their full lineup on Friday afternoon for the Thanksgiving Showdown against the New York Rangers at TD Garden. Dennis Seidenberg is back in after missing four games with a lower body injury, and looks to be paired with second-year defenseman Dougie Hamilton while the B’s will return to a top defensemen pairing of Zdeno Chara and Johnny Boychuk.

Shawn Thornton also draws back in following a healthy scratch on the road against the Detroit Red Wings, and that means Jordan Caron and Matt Bartkowski will be the healthy scratches for the Black and Gold. Otherwise, it will be Tuukka Rask vs. Henrik Lundqvist in a battle of “who’s best?” between Boston and New York on the first nationally televised NBC Game of the Week.

Here are the line combinations and defenseman pairings based on the pregame skate:


Lucic-Krejci-Iginla
Marchand-Bergeron-Eriksson
Soderberg-Kelly-Smith
Paille-Campbell-Thornton

Chara-Boychuk
Seidenberg-Hamilton
Krug-McQuaid

Rask