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Malcolm Subban to face P.K., Gregory Campbell out in preseason opener

09.16.13 at 12:35 pm ET
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Malcolm Subban will play against his brother competitively for the first time Monday. (AP)

Malcolm Subban will play against his brother competitively for the first time Monday. (AP)

WILMINGTON — All members of “Group B” with the exception of Gregory Campbell are expected play in Monday’s preseason opener against the Canadiens. Bruins coach Claude Julien said following Monday’s practice that Campbell, who has participated fully in training camp to this point after returning from a broken leg, is “close” to being able to play in games.

As for the goaltending situation, Julien said he plans to split Chad Johnson and Malcolm Subban “50-50.” That means that Subban will play against his brother, P.K. Subban for the first time ever competitively. Subban’s parents will be at the game, but the 19-year-old suppressed his excitement quite a bit when asked about it Monday.

“It will be pretty cool, obviously,” Subban said. “I’m not too worried about it, though. I’m just focused on the game.”

Here is the group of players going to Montreal:

Forwards: Anthony Camara, Craig Cunningham, Alex Fallstrom, Rob Flick, Matt Fraser, Jarome Iginla, Nick Johnson, David Krejci, Milan Lucic, Daniel Paille, Carl Soderberg, Ryan Spooner, Shawn Thornton

Defensemen: Matt Bartkowski, Tommy Cross, Torey Krug, Adam McQuaid, Kevan Miller, Zach Trotman, Ben Youds

Goaltenders: Chad Johnson, Malcolm Subban

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