The Boston Bruins are winning games and getting important players back from injuries, a good sign as the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs near.
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy gave encouraging updates on two players who could return to the lineup in Sunday night’s road game against the Minnesota Wild: forward Patrice Bergeron and defenseman Torey Krug.
Cassidy also provided good updates on two other Bruins players recovering from injuries.
It’s an important game for both teams. The Bruins still are chasing the Tampa Bay Lightning for first place in the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference, while the Wild barely are holding on to the third and final playoff spot from the Central Division.
Bruins No. 1 goalie Tuukka Rask is expected to start in net.
Here are the projected lineups for both teams.
BOSTON BRUINS (46-17-10)
Brad Marchand–Patrice Bergeron–David Pastrnak
Ryan Donato–David Krejci–Brian Gionta
Danton Heinen–Riley Nash–Tommy Wingels
Tim Schaller–Sean Kuraly–Noel Acciari
Torey Krug–Adam McQuaid
Matt Grzelcyk–Kevan Miller
Nick Holden–Brandon Carlo
MINNESOTA WILD (42-24-8)
Jason Zucker–Eric Staal–Mikael Granlund
Zach Parise–Mikko Koivu–Charlie Coyle
Zack Mitchell–Matt Cullen–Nino Niederreiter
Daniel Winnik–Joel Eriksson Ek–Marcus Foligno
Ryan Suter–Matt Dumba
Jonas Brodin–Ryan Murphy
Nick Seeler–Nate Prosser
Thumbnail photo via Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports Images.