The Boston Bruins open up the Eastern Conference Finals tonight against the Carolina Hurricanes. 

Unfortunately for the Bruins they'll do so without defenseman Charlie McAvoy. 

Head coach Bruce Cassidy confirmed McAvoy's replacement for tonight and as hinted yesterday, it'll be Steven Kampfer. 

Cassidy also gave an update regarding Noel Acciari saying the forward is better however still isn't ready to go but might be ready for Sunday's Game 2. 

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

Marchand-Bergeron-Pastrnak
DeBrusk-Krejci-Backes
Johansson-Coyle-Heinen
Nordstrom-Kuraly-Wagner

Chara-Clifton
Krug-Carlo
Grzelcyk-Kampfer

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