The Bruins hit the ice today for practice, and they had some injury news:
Per Don Sweeney, Kevan Miller will not be ready for the start of the Maple Leafs series. He's dealing with some additional swelling.— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) April 8, 2019
However, both John Moore and Sean Kuraly have a chance to return at some point during the Toronto series.
Their lines looked like this, with the top line of doom formally reunited:
Bruins lines, per practice.— Marisa Ingemi (@Marisa_Ingemi) April 8, 2019
And the Leafs, now that they have all hands on deck, began the day with three players over on the Marlies icepad:
Garret Sparks, Justin Holl and Igor Ozhiganov working together this morning on Marlies ice. Would suggest it'll be Calle Rosen/Martin Marincin that #Leafs will use as 7/8 D for playoffs, but we shall see.— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) April 8, 2019
And the ‘everyone’s back’ lineup, which we haven’t seen for a very long time, is here:
#Leafs lines at practice:— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) April 8, 2019
Placing Nylander on the Kadri line is bound to be controversial, as are the defence pairings, the fourth line choices, the backup goalie, Justin Holl and possibly several other things. Of course, there’s no guarantee this is how it shakes out for Thursday’s game. Both coaches might employ a little gamesmanship to mess with their opponent’s matchup plans.