Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will host the Maple Leafs tonight. Toronto is coming off a shootout win over Winnipeg last night.
The Bruins have assigned Matt Bartkowski to Providence. The transaction indicates that Steven Kampfer will make his season debut tonight. Kampfer is present for the morning skate. All parties will be best served with Bartkowski playing big minutes in Providence. His development was being stunted and he was not helping the big club.
David Krejci could play tonight. Krejci is taking line rushes between Jordan Caron and Rich Peverley. If Krejci can’t play, Peverley will center Caron and Benoit Pouliot.
Adam McQuaid (neck/head) is absent. McQuaid will miss his third straight game tonight.
Puck drop: 7 p.m.
TV/radio info: NESN (Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Naoko Funayama), 98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)
Records: Leafs 4-0-1, Bruins 2-4-0
Projected Bruins lineup:
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Nathan Horton
Milan Lucic-Chris Kelly-Tyler Seguin
Jordan Caron-David Krejci-Rich Peverley
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Joe Corvo
Andrew Ference-Steven Kampfer
Healthy scratch: Benoit Pouliot
Storylines: Old friend Phil Kessel has seven goals and five assists in five games… Kampfer last played on Sept. 29 in a preseason game against Ottawa… Eric Furlatt and Francois St. Laurent will be the referees. Pierre Racicot and Michel Cormier will be the linesmen.