Gameday Notes: Thomas expected to start » Mark Stuart, Steve Reinprecht

Mark Stuart has been a healthy scratch for the Bruins the last two games. (AP)

Mark Stuart has been a healthy scratch for the Bruins the last two games. (AP)

Boston Bruins’ Mark Stuart (45) steals the puck from Florida Panthers Steve Reinprecht (27) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Sunrise, Fla., Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010. The Bruins won 3-1. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)