Smith was back at practice this morning after missing the last three games. Charlie Coyle has shifted to center the second line with Smith and Hall on the wings.
Jack Studnicka was the odd-man out at practice and it was reported Oskar Steen has been assigned to the Providence Bruins.
On defense, Jakub Zboril is out and Connor Clifton subs back in on the third pairing.
Bruce Cassidy announced that Linus Ullmark will get the start in net. Against the Panthers on Wednesday, he allowed three goals on 26 shots for a .885 save percentage.
Here’s how the lineup is projected to look:
Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – David Pastrnak
Taylor Hall – Coyle – Smith
Jake DeBrusk – Erik Haula – Curtis Lazar
Trent Frederic – Tomas Nosek – Karson Kuhlman
Derek Forbort – Charlie McAvoy
Matt Grzelcyk – Brandon Carlo
Mike Reilly – Clifton
Ullmark gets the start