BOSTON — Bruins head coach Claude Julien confirmed that winger Nathan Horton will return to the lineup after a two-game absence, but fellow forward Milan Lucic will miss tonight’s game against Ottawa at TD Garden.
Horton had been out with an undisclosed injury. Lucic’s injury is also undisclosed, but several witnesses say he was shaking his shoulder after one third-period shift in Pittsburgh last night.
Defenseman Adam McQuaid will return after a one-game absence, leaving Matt Bartkowski as a healthy scratch.
Tim Thomas starts in goal for the Bruins.
The lines for warm-ups consisted of: