Missed in the hustle and bustle of Ondrej Kase’s trade is the fact that the Boston Bruins actually have a game on Friday night.
Hours after the acquisition of the now ex-Anaheim Ducks winger, the B will face the Calgary Flames at Saddledome in Game 3 of the four-game road trip in Boston.
Some line-up changes are expected since Wednesday’s overtime win against the Edmonton Oilers. In terms of staff additions and subtractions, Anton Blidh will fit into the fourth line on the left, replacing Joakim Nordstrom. In the meantime, Jaroslav Halak will take over the net for Tuukka Rask.
There will be some change in the middle, while Danton Heinen will be bumped up to the second line on the right. This will result in Karson Kuhlman playing on the third line alongside Anders Bjork, with Charlie Coyle among them.
Derek Ryan will be a decision to the game for Flames. Should he not play, Tobias Rieder will remain in the formation. Milan Lucic, the former Bruins fan, will skate on the third left line.
Calgary will roll with Cam Talbot on the net.
Here are the lineups scheduled for both teams:
BOSTON BRUINS (38-11-12)
Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk – David Krejci – Danton Heinen
Anders Bjork – Charlie Coyle – Karson Kuhlman
Anton Blidh – Sean Kuraly – Chris Wagner
Zdeno Chara – Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug – Brandon Carlo
Matt Grzelcyk – Jeremy Lauzon
CALGARY FLAMES (31-24-6)
Johnny Gaudreau – Sean Monahan – Elias Lindholm
Andrew Mangiapane – Mikael Backlund – Matthew Tkachuk
Milan Lucic – Sam Bennett – Dillon Dube
Zac Rinaldo – Mark Jankowski – Tobias Rieder
Noah Hanafin – Rasmus Andersson
TJ Brodie – Michael Stone
Oliver Kylington – Brandon Davidson
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