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Johansson injury forces Cassidy to shuffle lineup

Some more tweaks from Cassidy as he continues to prime this team for the post season.

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A devastating injury to Boston Bruins newcomer Marcus Johansson has forced Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy to shuffle his lineup prior to tonight’s game against the Florida Panthers.

With Johansson out for at least another week with a contusion on his lung thanks to a hit from Carolina Hurricanes… errrr Hartford Whalers… forward Micheal Ferland, Sean Kuraly draws into the lineup.

Here’s the hit that Johansson out:


Kuraly will skate alongside Noel Acciari and Chris Wagner on the fourth line while Joakim Nordstrom gets a promotion to the 3rd line to play with Charlie Coyle and David Backes.


Here’s how the entire lineup should shake down for tonight’s game in Boston:

Marchand - Bergeron - Heinen
DeBrusk - Krejci - Cehlarik
Nordstrom - Coyle - Backes
Kuraly - Acciari - Wagner

Chara - McAvoy
Krug - Carlo
Moore - Grzelcyk

Rask gets the start in goal with Halak backing him up. Puck drop is 7pm local time, let’s go, boys!