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Tim Thomas to start for Bruins vs. Hurricanes, Milan Lucic and Mark Stuart to play

Bruins coach Claude Julien [1] said prior to Monday’s matinee vs. the Hurricanes that the team will see the return of Milan Lucic [2] and Mark Stuart [3] to the lineup.

Lucic has missed the last three games with an undisclosed injury, while Stuart has been out since Dec. 7 with a broken hand and dislocated finger. The team sent defenseman Matt Bartkowski to Providence on Sunday in order to activate Stuart, who had been placed on injured reserve a week prior.

Julien added that Tim Thomas [4] will start in goal against the Hurricanes. Thomas was in goal in the team’s Nov. 26 matinee against Carolina, when he allowed three goals in a 3-0 Bruins loss.