Boston Bruins

Apr 27, 2019; Boston, MA: Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk and Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Oliver Bjorkstrand battle for the puck during the first period in game two of the second round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden. (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

98.5 The Sports Hub staff report

The Bruins will not have to jump right into the frenzy of a round-robin for postseason seeding, as the team will skate against the Blue Jackets in a July 30 exhibition contest, the NHL announced Tuesday. The game will be at 7 p.m., according to league’s release.

Each team will play in one exhibition contest in their respective bubble cities over a three-day stretch from July 28-30, and Boston’s meeting with Columbus will come on the third and final day of these contests as the middle game between a 4 p.m. contest between the Predators and Stars and 10 p.m. showdown between the Golden Knights and Coyotes.

The Bruins went 0-1-1 against the Blue Jackets during the regular season, and their St. Patrick’s Day meeting in Boston was canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following their exhibition contest, the Bruins will move into their three-game round-robin, beginning with an Aug. 2 meeting against the Philadelphia Flyers.

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