Marcus Johansson out of Bruins lineup for Game 2 due to illness

Matt Kalman
April 13, 2019 - 7:52 pm

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy shook up his lineup for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference first round Saturday by scratching forward Marcus Johansson, who it was revealed before game time fell ill.

With Jake DeBrusk healthy enough to play after missing practice Friday, and Cassidy deciding the Bruins missed David Backes during their 4-1 Game 1 loss, someone had to come out. Johansson didn't have a point in Game 1 and had three points (one goal, two assists) in 10 games after he was acquired from the New Jersey Devils at the NHL trade deadline on Feb. 25.

The Bruins lineup like this to start Game 2

Brad Marchand -- Patrice Bergeron -- David Pastrnak

Jake DeBrusk -- David Krejci -- Karson Kuhlman

Danton Heinen -- Charlie Coyle -- David Backes

Joakim Nordstrom -- Noel Acciari -- Chris Wagner

Zdeno Chara -- Charlie McAvoy

Torey Krug -- Brandon Carlo

Matt Grzelcyk -- Conor Clifton

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