WILMINGTON, Mass. — For players like Marco Sturm and Matt Hunwick the wait is scheduled to end 7 p.m. tonight at Madison Square Garden, where the Boston Bruins will play their preseason opener against the New York Rangers.
Sturm, out since last December after knee surgery, and Hunwick, who didn’t play after an emergency splenectomy after Game 1 of the Bruins’ playoff series with Montreal, are part of a group of players that are skating right now at Ristuccia Arena before departing for New York.
Here’s how the lineup looks this morning:
Dany Sabourin, Tuukka Rask
Marco Sturm-Zach Hamill-Blake Wheeler
Milan Lucic-Max Sauve-Chuck Kobasew
Vladimir Sobotka-Byron Bitz-Jamie Arniel
Brad Marchand-Trent Whitfield-Mikko Lehtonen
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Jeff Penner-Matt Hunwick
Andrew Bodnarchuk-Adam McQuaid
Here is the expected Rangers’ roster for the game, courtesy of the New York Daily News:
24- Ryan Callahan-RW
43-Michael Del Zotto-D