The Carolina Hurricanes and Boston Bruins face off tonight for Game 1 of their first round matchup. 

Carolina just revealed that they'll be getting a nice boost back into their lineup for the opening matchup. 

Former Bruins' defenseman and current 'Canes defenseman Dougie Hamilton is expected to return the lineup after suffering an injury during training camp back in July. 

He registered 40 points in 47 games for the Hurricanes this year before he suffered a fractured fibula mid-January which ended his season. 

During his time in Boston, Hamilton put up 83 points in 178 games.