Lineup for first preseason game

Hunwick returns to the ice for first preseason game

September 15, 2009, 10:29 AM

By: Matt Kalman

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Below are the players who are on the ice Tuesday morning for the pregame skate at Ristuccia Arena.

This is the lineup that will face the New York Rangers Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. The team will return after the game and most of the players who did not play tonight will skate against Toronto on Wednesday evening.

Goaltenders
Dany Sabourin, Tuukka Rask

Forwards
Marco Sturm-Zach Hamill-Blake Wheeler
Milan Lucic-Max Sauve-Chuck Kobasew
Vladimir Sobotka-Byron Bitz-Jamie Arniel
Brad Marchand-Trent Whitfield-Mikko Lehtonen

Defense
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Jeff Penner-Matt Hunwick
Andrew Bodnarchuk-Adam McQuaid

So the battle for the No.2 goaltender job really heats up tonight.

Sturm makes his return to action for the first time since last December's knee surgery.

This game will also mark the return of Hunwick, who had his postseason cut short by a ruptured spleen.

Bodnarchuk and McQuaid formed the Providence Bruins' shutdown pair toward the end of last season.

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