The Boston Bruins host one of the hottest teams in the NHL on Thursday as they welcome the Edmonton Oilers to town.
Luckily for the B's they've got some pretty good timing on their hands as they'll get back two key players tonight.
Both Nick Foligno and Anton Blidh will return from injury tonight.
Head coach Bruce Cassidy confirmed both will return tonight as Foligno will jump onto the second line with Taylor Hall and Charlie Coyle pushing Craig Smith down to the third while Blidh jump onto the fourth line replacing Trent Frederic.
Cassidy explained why Smith will drop down to the third instead of Hall who was benched during the third period of Tuesday's game.
"He was playing through an injury, so he didn't have his usual pop," Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said of Smith's slow start. "One of the things Smitty can do is separate out of a pile, get a loose puck, so as a result, he's not getting his shot opportunities. He's got a great release, great shot; he's just one of those guys who needs volume and eventually they'll go in.
"The puck hasn't found him as much in that regard. Hopefully, he seems better now, he's practicing more. We just switched it up. Foligno's very vocal and Charlie's quiet and Hall's quiet - we're trying to keep that combination together, that duo. Maybe Nick will pull them into the fight a little bit verbally while Smitty finds his game."
Linus Ullmark gets the start between the pipes.
Check out the full lineup below:
Marchand - Bergeron - Pastrnak
Hall - Coyle - Foligno
DeBrusk - Haula - Smith
Blidh - Nosek - Lazar
Forbort - McAvoy
Grzelcyk - Carlo
Reilly - Clifton