Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Andrej Meszaros Makes Bruins Debut Against Panthers


Andrej MeszarosAndrej Meszaros has been a member of the Boston Bruins for a few days, and he’s taken in a couple of games from the press box. He’ll be on the ice come Sunday afternoon in Florida, though.

The defenseman will make his debut with the Bruins on Sunday when the B’s square off with the Florida Panthers to wrap up a two-game swing through Florida. Meszaros has been a healthy scratch in the two games since being acquired at the trade deadline on Wednesday.

To make room for Meszaros in the lineup, Dougie Hamilton will be a healthy scratch.

Chad Johnson will start in net for the Bruins, and Roberto Luongo will get the nod for the Panthers.

Here are the rest of the projected lines and defensive pairings for the Bruins and Panthers.

Bruins (41-17-5, 87 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 — Kevan Miller
Matt Bartkowski — Johnny Boychuk
Torey Krug — Andrej Meszaros

Panthers (24-32-7, 55 points)

Sean Bergenheim — Nick Bjugstad — Brad Boyes
Tomas Fleischmann — Vincent Trocheck — Scottie Upshall
Jonathan Huberdeau — Brandon Pirri — Jesse Winchester
Krys Barch — Scott Gomez — Jimmy Hayes

Brian Campbell — Tom Gilbert
Dmitry Kulikov — Ed Jovanovski
Erik Gudbranson — Dylan Olsen

Photo via Twitter/@NHLBruins

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