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Here’s your Boston Hockey Now Bruins Game Day Preview:

Boston Bruins (1-3-1) @ New York Rangers (1-4-0)

TIME: 7:30 p.m. ET


Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Bost0n Bruins Notes

Rookie Trio Getting One More Chance

Boston Bruins rookie centers Matt Poitras, and John Beecher and rookie defenseman Mason Lohrei will get one final chance to prove they belong on the 2023-24 Bruins opening night roster on Oct. 11.

The Boston Bruins announced their roster (below) for the preseason finale against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night. The rookie trio that has improved throughout camp and the preseason was on a roster that head coach Jim Montgomery has said more than once will resemble the one he puts on the ice when the Bruins host 2023 top overall pick and Chicago Blackhawks rookie center Connor Bedard.

“I do think we’re going to get down to a group,” Montgomery reiterated after a 5-4 overtime loss to the Washington Capitals at TD Garden on Tuesday night. “There won’t be that many decisions left because we do want to get down to the group we’re going to have … who the people are who are going to comprise that group, I’m not that certain yet.”

Will Greer, Brown, Steen And Zboril Be Waived?

Will forwards Patrick Brown, A.J. Greer, Oskar Steen, and defenseman Jakub Zboril be waived for the purpose of assignment tomorrow?

If so, Zboril and Steen, given they’re younger and their skill, could be claimed, while Brown and Greer are almost a lock to make it to Providence (AHL).

Here’s my projection for the Bruins’ Centennial roster:


James van Riemsdyk-Pavel Zacha-David Pastrnak

Brad Marchand-Matt Poitras-Jake DeBrusk

Trent Frederic-Charlie Coyle-Morgan Geekie

Milan Lucic-John Beecher-Jakub Lauko

Extra: Danton Heinen, Jesper Boqvist


Matt Grzelcyk-Charlie McAvoy

Hampus Lindholm-Brandon Carlo

Derek Forbort-Kevin Shattenkirk

Extra: Ian Mitchell


Linus Ullmark

Jeremy Swayman

Boston Bruins Lineup vs Rangers:


Jesper Boqvist-Pavel Zacha-David Pastrnak

Brad Marchand-Charlie Coyle-Jake DeBrusk

Trent Frederic-Matt Poitras-Morgan Geekie

A.J. Greer-John Beecher-Patrick Brown


Matt Grzelcyk-Charlie McAvoy

Mason Lohrei-Brandon Carlo

Derek Forbort-Ian Mitchell


Jeremy Swayman

Brandon Bussi


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