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By: Mark Allred | Follow me on Twitter @BlackAndGold277

Boston Bruins forward Taylor Hall is ready to return to the lineup tonight as the B’s get set to face the visiting New Jersey Devils at TD Garden in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. The 31-year-old left winger last played on February 25th, 2023, when the Bruins were on their western road trip, where he logged 13:28 of time on the ice, recording an assist in a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks. The Bruins had two more games on that road trip, but the B’s organization sent Hall back to Boston to heal, where he’s been out of game action since.

Hall has appeared in 58 games this season for Boston and contributed offensively with 16-20-36 numbers. Even if he’s not entirely 100% healthy from his lower-body injury, this will be an opportunity for him to get back on track with regular season games and prepare for a hopefully long-grinding Stanley Cup Playoff run. This week Taylor has been practicing primarily with a regular jersey hinting to media in attendance at the Warrior Ice Arena in Brighton, Massachusetts, that a return is closer than expected.

In an article from Jimmy Murphy of BostonHockeyNow.com, Bruins forward told the media in a post-practice press conference that the addition of Hall would be a welcoming factor. “His speed, his skill set,” Marchand immediately replied when asked how Hall can spark the Bruins dormant power play. “That’s tough to duplicate out there. He creates a ton of opportunities with the way that he attacks the O-zone from the blue line. In a really fast league both ways, he puts the D on their heels, and that’s tough to do consistently, but he does it.”

With this being another back-to-back weekend of games for the Boston Bruins, Hall will not be in the lineup tomorrow in Philadelphia against the Flyers. Hall has been practicing on the left wing on the third line with center Charlie Coyle and Tyler Bertuzzi on the right side. If that third line sticks together for the upcoming Stanley Cup Playoffs, it could be a menacing line for opposing teams’ top lines, as anyone who works with Coyle as a third-line trio has had great success this season.