The Boston Bruins need to make it just one more game without their most prolific scorer.
Brad Marchand will be serving the fifth and final game of his suspension for elbowing the New Jersey Devils’ Marcus Johansson as the Bruins prepare to take on the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday.
Boston is expected to roll out the same lines and defensive pairings as they did in Saturday’s win over the Toronto Maple Leafs, with Danton Heinen skating on the top line and Tim Schaller sliding into Heinen’s spot on the third line left wing.
Austin Czarnik is back up from Providence and set to play on the fourth line right wing, with Sean Kuraly centering him and Frank Vatrano.
The Red Wings — who have gone 4-5-1 in their last 10 games — are expected to send out Jimmy Howard to handle the goaltending, while Tuukka Rask will get the start in net for the Bruins.
Here are the projected lineups for both teams:
BOSTON BRUINS (31-11-8)
Danton Heinen — Patrice Bergeron — David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk — David Krejci — Ryan Spooner
Tim Schaller — Riley Nash — David Backes
Frank Vatrano — Sean Kuraly — Austin Czarnik
Zdeno Chara — Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug — Brandon Carlo
Matt Grzelcyk –Adam McQuaid
DETROIT RED WINGS (21-22-8)
Gustav Nyquist — Henrik Zetterberg — Anthony Mantha
Tyler Bertuzzi — Dylan Larkin — Andreas Athanasiou
Tomas Tatar — Frans Nielsen — Darren Helm
Justin Abdelkader — Luke Glendening — Martin Frk
Jonathan Ericsson — Trevor Daley
Niklas Kronwall — Mike Green
Danny DeKeyser — Nick Jensen
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