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The first day of practice ahead of the playoffs has some interesting lines on the ice.

NHL: Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins hit the ice today for practice, and they had some injury news:

Their lines looked like this, with the top line of doom formally reunited:

And the Leafs, now that they have all hands on deck, began the day with three players over on the Marlies icepad:

And the ‘everyone’s back’ lineup, which we haven’t seen for a very long time, is here:

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.