BOSTON — The Bruins will be down a defenseman Saturday night as they host the Detroit Red Wings.
Rookie Colin Miller was ruled out for the game as he deals with a lower body injury, head coach Claude Julien told reporters after the Bruins’ morning skate at TD Garden.
“I think it’s more being cautious,” Julien said, via BostonBruins.com. “He is injured, but being cautious. I think in certain situations he could have played.”
Miller was the only Bruins player not present at practice Friday, and according to the team’s projected lineup, Zach Trotman will fill the opening Saturday night. Joe Morrow will remain a healthy scratch.
Trotman has appeared in just three games this season and has yet to record a point.
Here are Saturday’s projected lines and pairings, as reported by the teams:
BOSTON BRUINS (7-7-1)
Matt Beleskey — Patrice Bergeron — Brett Connolly
Frank Vatrano — David Krejci — Loui Eriksson
Brad Marchand — Ryan Spooner — Jimmy Hayes
Zac Rinaldo — Joonas Kemppainen — Tyler Randell
Zdeno Chara — Kevan Miller
Dennis Seidenberg — Zach Trotman
Torey Krug — Adam McQuaid
DETROIT RED WINGS (8-7-1)
Justin Abdelkader — Henrik Zetterberg — Dylan Larkin
Tomas Tatar — Pavel Datsyuk — Darren Helm
Joakim Andersson — Andreas Athanasiou — Gustav Nyquist
Drew Miller — Luke Glendening– Riley Sheahan
Niklas Kronwall — Mike Green
Danny DeKeyser — Jonathan Ericsson
Jakub Kindl — Alexey Marchenko
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