BOSTON — Tim Thomas will get the start in net in today’s game with San Jose, Bruins head coach Claude Julien confirmed about an hour before game time.

Julien also said that the six defensemen who have been playing with skate against the Sharks and Tyler Seguin will join Gregory Campbell and Shawn Thornton on the fourth line. Zach Hamill will make his NHL season debut with Blake Wheeler and Michael Ryder as his wingers.

Thomas had started four straight games before relinquishing the crease to Tuukka Rask Thursday night against Dallas. Thomas has won seven of his last eight starts.