3 possible lineup shuffles the Bruins might want to take a look at before next round

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The Bruins have one game left in round-robin play before the stakes are raised – and true consequences take shape — in the following round of playoff hockey. 

Boston will have plenty to play for during Sunday’s matchup against the Capitals — with the No. 3 seed in the East up for grabs if the B’s are able to secure two points against Washington. But internally, the Bruins will also be taking a long look at what could be yet another roster shuffle, with Bruce Cassidy and his staff in desperate search of the right pieces to plug into the various vacancies across the middle-six forward grouping.

Entering Sunday’s matchup, it seems likely that Ondrej Kase will get his first taste of game action since the second week of March, with the B’s deadline pickup expected to slot in on David Krejci’s line and try to receive a dormant forward trio with his shot-first mentality.

But, whether it be on Sunday or in the following round of playoff action, what are some other lineup switches that the Bruins could take a look at in order to get this offense rolling?

Let’s take a look: