Bruins reveal Game 6 goalie, give positive update on Hampus Lindholm's status

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Bruins reveal Game 6 goalie, give positive update on Lindholm's status originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The Boston Bruins aren't making a change in net for their must-win Game 6 against the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.

Rookie goalie Jeremy Swayman will remain the starter, head coach Bruce Cassidy told reporters Wednesday.

Swayman won Game 3 and Game 4 at TD Garden before giving up four goals in Boston's 5-1 loss to the Hurricanes in Game 5 at PNC Arena on Tuesday night. Swayman gives the Bruins a better chance to win that veteran Linus Ullmark, so it's not a surprise that the University of Maine product is getting the net with Boston facing elimination in Round 1.

The Bruins' lineup in front of Swayman might look a bit different in Game 6.

Star defenseman Hampus Lindholm has missed the last three games with an upper body injury suffered in Game 2 as a result of a huge hit by Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov.

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It sounds like there's a pretty good chance Lindholm will return to action Thursday night.

"I anticipate he'll play. I can probably give you a more definitive answer (Thursday morning)," Cassidy said.
"He should be good to go, and Charlie (McAvoy), obviously, so I'll have a decision to make on the back end. All of those we'll make tomorrow. We'll start with Lindholm and how that domino affects everyone else."

The decision on which defenseman to take out of the lineup if Lindholm returns probably comes down to Matt Grzelcyk and Mike Reilly. Grzelcyk had a rough Game 5 and took two penalties, while tallying zero points or shots on net. The Hurricanes have outscored the Bruins 6-2 during Grzelcyk's 5-on-5 ice time in the series.