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Possible opening night lineup

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  July 28, 2009 12:05 PM

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In 2009-10, for the first time in his career, Tim Thomas will enter an NHL season as the clear-cut No. 1 goalie. (Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff)

Following the trade of Aaron Ward and the signing of Derek Morris, the 2009-10 roster is rounding into form. This allows us to play the always entertaining game of guessing on possible lineups. Here's one take at how the Bruins might line up for the Oct. 1 season opener against Washington at TD Garden.

Milan Lucic
Marc Savard
Michael Ryder
Mark Recchi
Patrice Bergeron
Chuck Kobasew
Marco Sturm
Vladimir Sobotka
Blake Wheeler
Shawn Thornton
Steve Begin
Byron Bitz
Zdeno Chara
Derek Morris
Andrew Ference
Dennis Wideman
Mark Stuart
Matt Hunwick
Tim Thomas
Tuukka Rask

* David Krejci and Phil Kessel are not expected to be ready for the season opener. Kessel remains unsigned.

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