Jimmy Hayes returns to Bruins' lineup

Boston Bruins winger Jimmy Hayes will return to the lineup against the Montreal Canadiens Wednesday night.

What It Means:

The former Florida Panthers' standout was a healthy scratch in two straight games as a wake up call. He has earned one assist and fired 18 shots on goal in the previous 12 games. He is penciled in to skate on the third line.

After scoring 35 points in 72 games a year ago, Hayes has scored four goals and dished out eight assists in 24 games this season. Our projections have him maintaining this pace as we forecast him for 13 more goals and 14 more assists over the remainder of the season.