The defenseman, claimed off waivers from Edmonton on March 5, has been a healthy scratch in each of the team’s games since claiming him. He’ll get his first chance to show what he’s got as the B’s take on the New Jersey Devils. Potter’s debut was facilitated in part by the fact that Johnny Boychuk is out yet again.
Boychuk missed Monday’s game with soreness after a painful game against Carolina on Saturday. The veteran blueliner remains day to day, and it’s still unknown when he’ll return to the Boston lineup.
Matt Bartkowski is a healthy scratch.
Chad Johnson will get the start in net for the Bruins, and Martin Brodeur will go for the Devils.
Here are the rest of the lines and defensive pairs for the Bruins and Devils.
Bruins (46-17-5, 97 points)
Milan Lucic — David Krejci — Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand — Patrice Bergeron — Reilly Smith
Chris Kelly — Carl Soderberg — Loui Eriksson
Daniel Paille — Gregory Campbell — Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara — Andrej Meszaros
Johnny Boychuk — Dougie Hamilton
Torey Krug — Kevan Miller
Devils (29-26-13, 71 points)
Tuomo Ruutu — Travis Zajac — Jaromir Jagr
Ryane Clowe — Adam Henrique — Michael Ryder
Dainus Zubrus — Patrik Elias — Damien Brunner
Tim Sestito — Stephen Gionta — Steve Bernier
Andy Greene — Mark Fayne
Jon Merrill — Marek Zidlicky
Eric Gelinas — Bryce Salvador
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