BOSTON — There were some who wondered aloud why Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton was a healthy scratch for the Bruins’ last two games. Those people can rest easy for Thursday night, at least.
B’s coach Claude Julien revealed prior to his team’s game with the Phoenix Coyotes that Hamilton will indeed be back in the lineup after a two-game break. Hamilton had been the healthy scratch in Florida and Montreal as Andej Meszaros made his first two appearances for the Black and Gold.
Torey Krug will be taken out of the lineup as a healthy scratch. Corey Potter is out as well.
Daniel Paille is out once again. He’s working his way back from a concussion. Julien said there’s a good chance Paille, who skated Thursday morning, is back Saturday against Carolina.
See the rest of the Bruins and Coyotes lines and defense pairs for Thursday’s game at TD Garden.
Bruins (43-17-5, 91 points)
Milan Lucic — David Krejci — Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand — Patrice Bergeron — Reilly Smith
Chris Kelly — Carl Soderberg — Loui Eriksson
Jordan Caron — Gregory Campbell — Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara — Dougie Hamilton
Matt Bartkowski — Johnny Boychuk
Andrej Meszaros — Kevan Miller
Coyotes (31-24-11, 73 points)
Michael Boedker — Antoine Vermette — Radim Vrbata
Lauri Korpikoski — Andy Miele — David Moss
Brandon McMillan — Mike Ribiero — Shane Doan
Rob Klinkhammer — Kyle Chipchura — Jeff Halpern
Oliver Ekman-Larsson — Zybnek Michalek
Keith Yandle — Derek Morris
Chris Summers — Michael Stone