Rask out, Thomas in

Tim Thomas will start today to give Tuukka Rask a rest. Rask completes his rookie season with a 22-12-5 record with a 1.97 GAA and a .931 save percentage.

Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron, and Mark Recchi will not play. Marco Sturm, David Krejci, and Milan Lucic will serve as the alternate captains today.

* Zach Hamill will center Lucic and Blake Wheeler.

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