The Bruins will be without Adam McQuaid once again on Saturday night as the rugged defenseman will miss another December game for the Black and Gold, and that means David Warsofsky will get the call for a second straight game – and his first tilt on the TD Garden ice since playing for Boston University back in 2011.
Claude Julien said that there’s a decent chance McQuaid could be ready to play Monday when the Bruins travel to take on the Nashville Predators.
Tuukka Rask gets the call for the Bruins between the pipes, and will look to end a stretch of six games without a win against the Sabres while sporting a goals against average above 4.00. Jhonas Enroth gets the call for the Sabres in a bit of lucky fortune for the Black and Gold, as Ryan Miller has been playing some of the best hockey of his season in December while sporting a .938 save percentage.
Here are the expected line combos and D-pairings with it appearing that Matt Fraser will also get a look on his natural left wing side skating alongside Ryan Spooner, a combo that’s scored a lot of points for the AHL farm club: