Bruins Make Lineup Changes Ahead of Ducks Game

After a rough 7-5 loss to the Ottawa Senators, the Boston Bruins are switching up their lineup for when they take on the Anaheim Ducks Thursday night. As we previously reported, Matt Grzelcyk is returning for the Bruins, while Anton Stralman is out of the lineup due to visa issues. With that, Jack Studnicka is set to make his season debut on the third line between Trent Frederic and Charlie Coyle. Jakub Lauko and Craig Smith will be healthy scratches.

Grzelcyk's return is good to see, as he is one of the Bruins' top defensemen and has been sidelined due to offseason surgery. After allowing seven goals against the Senators, it will be good to have another one of their regulars fully healthy again. This is especially true when noting how decimated the Bruins' defensive group is right now due to injuries.

Studnicka is one of the Bruins' top prospects, so all eyes will be on him. The 23-year-old is aiming to cement himself as a full-time NHLer, and now he is getting his first chance of the season to impress. In 15 games last season with Boston, he had three assists and a minus-5 rating. 

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