GLENDALE, AZ – The Bruins will welcome Johnny Boychuk back into the lineup after the Bruins defenseman missed three games with a bruised right ankle, and give another one of their young defenseman a night off. Torey Krug was given the night as a healthy scratch after absorbing a couple of heavy hits in the Friday night win over the Colorado Avalanche.
Tuukka Rask was given the start between the pipes, as expected, after Chad Johnson had started the last two games, and he was countered by Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith at the other end. Otherwise there weren’t any changes to the Black and Gold lineup as they prepared to go for their 12th straight win at the end of the three game road trip through three different time zones.
Here are the forward combos and defense pairings based on the pregame warm-up after the Bruins skipped a morning skate today in the second night of back-to-back games:
Andrej Meszaros-Kevan Miller