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Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins.(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins.(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – It looks like Tuukka Rask will be getting back-to-back starts in net for the first time this season.

The Bruins back-up net minder was the first player off the ice at their Thursday morning skate, traditionally meaning he will get the start between the pipes. But head coach Claude Julien did not announce who would be in net for their game against the Edmonton Oilers.

Rask picked up his first win of the season Monday night, stopping 24 of the 26 shots that came his way in a 6-2 victory over the New York Islanders. He improved to 1-3 on the season with the win.

Read: Bruins-Oilers Preview

Forward Rich Peverley was on the ice for the second straight day after missing Monday’s game, his third straight, with an undisclosed injury. The Bruins recalled Zach Hamill from Providence in case Pevereley, a game-time decision, cannot go.

Daniel Paille will likely be out after undergoing facial surgery on Wednesday, with Benoit Pouliot taking his place in the Bruins lineup.

Stats: NHL Standings

“I don’t know how well he’s going to be tomorrow, whether he’ll be able to skate with us or not, or whether he’ll take a few more days,” Julien said of Paille. “He said he’s feeling much better today.”

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