BOSTON -- At least the Bruins will be getting one healthy body back for Game 4 against the Ottawa Senators tonight.
Right-shot defenseman Colin Miller is slated to return after making it through another morning skate with the team, and will replace Tommy Cross for the pivotal game against the Senators. Miller (lower body) had missed the last two games after a knee-on-knee hit from Mark Borowiecki in Boston’s Game 1 win in Ottawa, but had only missed a couple of days of practice before working his way back into the lineup.
“Hopefully it will be a bit of a lift, but we’re not gonna change much,” said Miller of his return after telling reporters he was good to go following this morning’s skate. “It’s the playoffs, so you want to go out there and play as soon as you can. The guys did a great job [without me], but we need to go out and get it done tonight. There’s not much more else to say than trying to go out and making this a turning point in the series.”
Most of the Bruins were on the TD Garden ice for Wednesday morning’s optional skate. Here are the expected line combos and D-pairings for Game 4 vs. Ottawa based on morning skate: