With the holiday break over, there was a sleigh-load of lineup information to get to. Let’s not waste time.
The Nashville Predators got significant reinforcements back in the lineup as both Viktor Arvidsson and PK Subban returned for the team. The former has played one game since Halloween while the latter has been out for about six weeks. Despite the significant injury issues the team has sustained, they’ve played very well basically all year and now they’re getting two all-world talents back with another yet to return. They’re going under the radar and should terrify fans of other teams in the West.
The Bruins got reinforcements of their own as all of Zdeno Chara, Jake DeBrusk, and Kevan Miller returned to the lineup. Boston went back to their usual forward alignment, which means loading up the top line and having Krejci/DeBrusk on the second line.
Charlie McAvoy missed the game but the team said it’s related to a blocked shot and nothing serious. Consider him day-to-day.
The latest update on Panthers forward Vincent Trocheck is that he could return as a week or two