Bruins Vs. Canucks, Game 7: Jeff Tambellini To Replace Mason Raymond In Vancouver Lineup

Mason Raymond was injured in Game 6 between the Boston Bruins and his Vancouver Canucks, and with news that his compressed vertebrae injury will keep him out for three to four weeks, it's obvious that Alain Vigneault needs to replace him in the lineup for a decisive Stanley Cup Finals Game 7. 

It appears as though the responsibility will fall on forward Jeff Tambellini, as officially reported by Dan Rosen of NHL.com. Tambellini will jump into the lineup, having only played five games to date in the postseason. He has played three games in the Finals, however: Games 1, 2 and 3 of the series. 

It'll be tough for Tambellini to totally replace Raymond, who played an average of about 16 minutes per game in the five Finals games he completed. Tambellini, by comparison, played just 2:30 in Game 1 and 5:50 in Game 2, both at Rogers Arena.

It's possible Raymond is replaced via more of a committee, with Tambellini taking shifts on the second line and a guy like Chris Higgins filling in a bit too. Higgins played most of Game 6 in Raymond's place after the injury. We won't know exactly what's going on with the spot until game time, since Vigneault surely isn't talking. All we know for sure is that Tambellini will be in the lineup for Game 7.

The Stanley Cup Finals are ongoing, as the Vancouver Canucks battle the Boston Bruins. Stick with this StoryStream for complete coverage of Game 7. For coverage on the Finals, stick with our Stanley Cup Finals hub, our Canucks blog, Nucks Misconduct, and our Bruins blog, Stanley Cup of Chowder.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.