Can Ryan Donato be the next Tyler Seguin? The Boston Bruins sure hope so.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy on Friday morning confirmed what many expected when he announced Donato will draw into the Boston lineup for Game 4 of the second-round Stanley Cup playoffs series against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night.

Cassidy didn’t reveal the line on which the rookie forward will skate. Additionally, the Bruins coach said both Brad Marchand and Jake DeBrusk — who both missed Thursday’s practice — will be in the lineup despite dealing with some “nicks.”

The Bruins are hopeful Donato can give them a spark against a Tampa Bay team that suffocated the Black and Gold in Game 3. After all, it worked out pretty well when the Bruins had to insert Seguin into the lineup against the Lightning back in 2011.

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