The Blackhawks announced the full 16-man roster for the team's preseason matchup against the Bruins tonight, and there are a couple interesting decisions to note:
#Blackhawks lines this morning:
Nylander - Toews - Kane
DeBrincat - Strome - Shaw
Saad - Wedin - Kubalik
Smith - Carpenter - Caggiula
Keith - Gustafsson
Maatta - Seabrook
Murphy - Koekkoek/Boqvist
— Carter Baum (@CarterBaum) September 21, 2019
For the second straight game, Alex Nylander will play on the top line with Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, a further indication that he has impressed head coach Jeremy Colliton with his recent play. In two preseason games with the Blackhawks, Nylander has tallied one goal and two assists.
Additionally, newcomer Olli Maata and Brent Seabrook stick together as the second defensive pair. Maata and Seabrook have been consistently paired together since Training Camp Festival.
It was also announced that Robin Lehner will start in goal and play the entirety of the game, which will give the team and fans alike a look at what they can expect from the newly acquired goaltender.
You can watch the Blackhawks and Bruins square off tonight at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Chicago+ or via the MyTeams app.
Blackhawks announce lineup for fourth preseason game originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago