Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/19/13
12 p.m. ET: The Bruins will play a game at TD Garden on Thursday night for the first time since they saw the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup in June. There won’t be nearly as much on the line Thursday, but there’s certainly plenty at stake. The B’s will play their preseason home opener against the Detroit Red Wings, offering fans their “first” glimpse of one of the Bruins’ new division rivals. Detroit and Boston are both apart of the league’s new Atlantic Division, which was one of the byproducts of the league’s new realignment. It’s the Bruins’ third preseason tilt after winning in Montreal on Monday and earning a shootout victory over the Capitals in Baltimore on Tuesday. On Thursday night, there will be plenty worth keeping an eye on. Gregory Campbell is going to make his first appearance since breaking his leg in the Eastern Conference finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Speaking of the Penguins, Jarome Iginla will take Garden ice in a Bruins sweater for the first time. Also, Zdeno Chara is making his first appearance of the preseason. All of those guys have roster spots locked up, though. That’s the case for much of the club, too. However, there are a few roster battles going on, and one of those is on the blue line. Torey Krug, Dougie Hamilton and Matt Bartkowski are battling for two spots, and all three will be in the lineup Thursday night. Another positional battle ongoing is for Tuukka Rask’s backup. Chad Johnson is expected to battling for that spot with Niklas Svedberg, and Johnson will get his latest chance to vie for that job Thursday night. He’s expected to split time with Malcolm Subban, who will also be making his first appearance in Boston in his first training camp as a professional. Here’s the entire Bruins’ lineup for Thursday night. Forwards: Gregory Campbell, Jordan Caron, Craig Cunningham, Rob Flick, Matt Fraser, Jarome Iginla, Nick Johnson, David Krejci, Milan Lucic, Daniel Paille, Carl Soderberg, Ryan Spooner
. Defensemen: Matt Bartkowski, Zdeno Chara, Dougie Hamilton, Torey Krug, Adam McQuaid, Zach Trotman. Goaltenders: Chad Johnson, Malcolm Subban All in all, there will be plenty to keep an eye on. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. from the Garden. Filed under: Boston Bruins, Headlines, Live Blog, Mike Cole
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