Boston Bruins

May 1, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins goaltender Jeremy Swayman (1) in goal during the third period against the Buffalo Sabres at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins have laid out their goaltending plans for a light two-game week, with Jeremy Swayman set to get the call Thursday night at home against the Red Wings and Linus Ullmark slated to face the Maple Leafs in Toronto this Saturday.

The decision to turn to Swayman tomorrow night comes with a week between starts for the 22-year-old, and with the Bruins hoping that some home cooking can get Swayman back on the winning track after two straight defeats.

“[Swayman] just needs to play,” Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy said following Wednesday’s practice in Brighton. “And it can’t be all road games as well, so let’s get him back in the net [at TD Garden]. There’s only two games this week.

“He needs to play some games to build up some game stamina, some game situations, some confidence, all those things. And I think Linus was in the same boat early on, now he’s played a few more and you’re starting to see him come around.”

And the Bruins aren’t overly interested in holding Swayman’s last two performances — a 19-of-24 loss in Philly and 21-of-23 hard-luck loss against the Hurricanes — against him for a number of fairly obvious reasons.

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