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A Bruins forward not named Bergeron, Marchand or Pastrnak has yet to light the lamp in five-on-five play for the Boston Bruins since Oct. 20, but Bruce Cassidy isn’t doing too much tinkering with his lineup ahead of Thursday’s tilt with Vancouver.

Rather, the lineup that Boston rolled out in its 2-1 win over Dallas on Monday will be almost exactly the same as what the B’s will feature against the Canucks — the lone change being a switch in net with Jaroslav Halak getting the call.

"Everybody healthy is in,” Cassidy said following Thursday’s optional skate at Warrior Ice Arena. “Halak is in net. Lines are the same as yesterday, pairings. We'll go from there."

While their top line (Marchand-Bergeron-Pastrnak) and fourth line (Wagner-Kuraly-Acciari) have remained largely intact as of late, Monday’s game saw the Bruins shuffle around their second and third lines again — with Joakim Nordstrom skating on David Krejci’s left side on the second line and David Backes centering Danton Heinen and Anders Bjork.

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