The Boston Bruins host the Buffalo Sabres tonight and are looking to build off their beatdown of New Jersey on Thursday. 

Forward Patrice Bergeron was trending up but didn't play against Jersey. 

That looks like it will change tonight. 

The Bruins' held an optional practice this morning and head coach Bruce Cassidy met with the media after. 

Cassidy told reporters that Bergeron is likely to play tonight however announced another injury. 

Winger Brett Ritchie won't be able to play in tonight's game due to a flare up of his infection issue. 

That means Charlie Coyle will likely head to the second line right wing. 

Tuukka Rask will get the start against the Sabres who have lost two in a row and are 2-6-2 in their last 10 games. 

Here's a look at tonight's projected lineup:

Marchand - Bergeron - Pastrnak
DeBrusk - Krejci - Coyle
Bjork - Lindholm - Heinen 
Nordstrom - Kuraly - Wagner

Chara - McAvoy
Grzelcyk - Carlo
Vaakanainen - Clifton

Rask