Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Dougie Hamilton In, Torey Krug Out For Bruins


Dougie HamiltonBOSTON — 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

Berkshire Bank Foundation

During the 2016-2017 regular season, Berkshire Bank Foundation will donate $100 for each Bruins assist to three local non-profit organizations. Click here to see official rules.

As of March 30, the Berkshire Bank Foundation has raised $11,500 for Cradles to Crayons, which provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive -- at home, at school and at play.

Earlier this season, the foundation raised $10,000 for Soldier On, a private nonprofit organization committed to ending veteran homelessness, and $12,100 for Birthday Wishes, a non-profit organization with a mission to provide birthday parties to children experiencing homelessness.

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