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Tuukka Rask gets ready for the Boston Bruins' game against the Ottawa Senators. (Photo by Rich Gagnon/Getty Images)

Tuukka Rask will start between the pipes for the Bruins on Wednesday night against the Ottawa Senators at TD Garden. Anton Khudobin will return to starting duties on Thursday night when the B’s travel to D.C. to face the Washington Capitals.

Rask has turned things around after a rocky start, most recently earning NHL First Star of the Week honors. Rask will enter Wednesday night’s game against the Senators with a 1.30 goals against average and .954 save percentage in his last three starts.

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Khudobin helped spur the Bruins’ recent hot streak with four straight wins in mid-November, posting a .945 save percentage in that span. In his last appearance a week ago against the Sabres, he stopped all 36 shots for his sixth career shutout. He will look to keep that going in a tough matchup in D.C. on Thursday.

Anton Khudobin will start on Thursday, while Tuukka Rask gets the nod on Wednesday. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Anton Khudobin will start on Thursday, while Tuukka Rask gets the nod on Wednesday. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Bruins Practice Updates

Here’s what else you should know ahead of the game after practice:

— The Bruins’ official roster on NHL.com lists an asterisk (*) next to David Krejci’s name, and that means the center is back on injured reserve. He continues to battle an upper body injury and skated in a non-contact jersey on Wednesday. Krejci is out against the Sens at home, but will travel with the team to Washington and Ottawa on Thursday and Saturday.

— Additionally, winger Peter Cehlarik (leg) skated with the team again on Wednesday and will also travel for the next two games.

— Defenseman Adam McQuaid is considered healthy, but will remain out on Wednesday night. He skated on the fourth defensive pairing on Wednesday with Paul Postma. It’s unclear whom he’d replace upon returning, but 23-year-old Matt Grzelcyk is most likely.

There’s much more to learn about Bruins-Senators that you can read up on in Wednesday’s Bruins Brief.

— By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com

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