Ryder/By S. Bradley

The Bruins’ lineup will be much younger tonight than it has been in recent weeks with second-year goaltender Tuukka Rask and rookie forward Tyler Seguin both in action on the road against Columbus tonight.

Seguin’s insertion as the 12th forward means Michael Ryder is a healthy scratch. Since coming to the Bruins, Ryder has missed just eight games — regular season or playoffs. In 2008-09, he missed seven games with a facial injury and one game with the flu. The veteran winger, who has scored just one goal in his last 14 games, played every game last season and had skated in all 68 contests this season until tonight.

Readers of TheBruinsBlog.net should be pleased since you overwhelmingly voted for Seguin to play over Ryder tonight:

Which F should be in the lineup vs. Columbus?

  • Tyler Seguin (87%, 173 Votes)
  • Michael Ryder (13%, 26 Votes)

Total Voters: 199

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Rask is making his first start since last Tuesday’s 4-1 debacle in Montreal. With most of his recent success coming against non-playoff teams, Rask seems like the right guy to get the start against the Blue Jackets.