Hamilton lined up for Game 6 duty

TORONTO -- Boston Bruins rookie defenseman Dougie Hamilton will be in the lineup for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the Toronto Maple Leafs Sunday night at Air Canada Centre.

With Bruins blueliner Andrew Ference not in Toronto because of an undisclosed injury, which he suffered in the third period of Game 5, Hamilton will play his second Stanley Cup playoff game. He also played Game 2, while Ference served a one-game suspension for his hit to the head of the Maple Leafs’ Mikhail Grabovski.

Based on pregame warmups, Boston’s defensive pairings should look like this: Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk, Dennis Seidenberg-Adam McQuaid and Hamilton-Wade Redden.

The Bruins’ Matt Bartkowski and Aaron Johnson look to be the healthy scratches.