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Oct 6, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy (73), center Trent Frederic (11), center Curtis Lazar (20), right wing Karson Kuhlman (83), defenseman Derek Forbort (28), and goaltender Linus Ullmark (35) lineup during the National Anthem before a game against the Washington Capitals at the TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Projected fourth-line right winger Curtis Lazar’s week-to-week injury and the waiving of veteran banger Chris Wagner has opened up a golden opportunity for someone. Now, that may sound like hyperbole, especially when it relates to fourth-line duty on this year’s Bruins team, but for someone on the roster, it’s a legitimate opportunity to jump out of the press box — or a potential trip to the waiver wire — and into an Opening Night (at least) role riding with Trent Frederic and Tomas Nosek.

And right now, the clear favorite seems to be Karson Kuhlman.

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