Bruins release discouraging lineup news

Can the Bruins get two points against the Devils?



The Boston Bruins take on the New Jersey Devils tonight at Prudential Center, but they'll be short a pair of key players in the lineup.

Both Charlie McAvoy and Pavel Zacha will be out of action; McAvoy left during the 3rd period of Thursday's loss to Buffalo with an upper body injury, while Zacha didn't play after the 1st period of Saturday's game against Arizona with an upper body injury of his own. 

Jesper Boqvist has been called up from the American Hockey League affiliate Providence Bruins, who has scored five goals and nine assists in 24 games since being sent down. 

“You don’t replace one of your top two centers and you don’t replace you’re top D-man with an individual,” Montgomery told the media after practice on Tuesday. “It’s got to be a concerted effort by everyone eating more minutes, and they’ve got to do the job.”

“There’s a lot of players playing well right now down in Providence,” Montgomery replied when asked why Boqvist was recalled. “It’s a little bit of how well he’s playing, and also it’s New Jersey, that’s where he played. I always find guys dig in and want to show the other team why they could have kept them.”

Tonight's anticipated Bruins lineup: 

Jake DeBrusk-Morgan Geekie-David Pastrnak

Brad Marchand-Charlie Coyle-Trent Frederic

James van Riemsdyk-Matt Poitras-Danton Heinen

Jakub Lauko-John Beecher-Oskar Steen

Hampus Lindholm-Ian Mitchell

Matt Grzelcyk-Brandon Carlo

Mason Lohrei-Kevin Shattenkirk

Jeremy Swayman

Linus Ullmark

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