In the thick of their preseason schedule, the Bruins will return to the ice Tuesday night against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden, and will inch closer towards an NHL-player lineup in the process.
Up front, the Bruins’ traveling party will include Samuel Asselin, Anton Blidh, Matt Filipe, Trent Frederic, Jesper Froden, Cam Hughes, Joona Koppanen, Curtis Lazar, Fabian Lysell, Tomas Nosek, Zach Senyshyn, Oskar Steen and Jack Studnicka.
The definite line you’ll see in this contest will see Nosek between Frederic and Lazar. This is currently the Black and Gold’s projected fourth line to begin the season, and could have a different flavor than what you saw from the fourth line last year.
This will also be our first look at a ‘bulked-up’ Jack Studnicka after the centerman added 15 pounds this past offseason. Studnicka will be thrown into a slightly different role, of course, as this game will not feature Taylor Hall or Craig Smith, the two wingers Studnicka has skated with for the majority of training camp.
On the backend, the Bruins are bringing Jack Ahcan, Tyler Lewington, Brady Lyle, John Moore, Mike Reilly, Urho Vaakanainen and Nick Wolff to New York City.
Goalies Jeremy Brodeur, Kyle Keyser and Linus Ullmark will make the trek as well.
The belief is that Ullmark will make the start and play half the game.
The Bruins are coming off a 3-2 shootout victory in their first game of the preseason.
Tonight’s contest be heard on 98.5 The Sports Hub and seen on the NHL Network.
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