By CBSBoston.com Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy ended any and all speculation and debate about where new winger Taylor Hall will fit into the Bruins’ lineup.

On 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich on Tuesday, Cassidy announced that Hall will skate on David Krejci’s left wing, with Craig Smith playing on the right side. Jake DeBrusk — a left-shot who can play right wing — could also get some run on that second line, too.

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In drawing up that line, Cassidy keeps intact his top line of Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-David Pastrnak, widely considered one of — if not the — best lines in all of hockey.

Hall, 29, admitted Monday that he’s lacking confidence at the moment, as he exits an unenviable position in Buffalo. He has just two goals on the year, but he is hopeful — as are the Bruins — that skating alongside an assist wizard like Krejci will jolt alive the offensive skill that made Hall a 39-goal scorer and Hart Trophy winner just three years ago.

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The Bruins sent Anders Bjork and a second-round pick to Buffalo in exchange for Hall and Curtis Lazar.

CBSBoston.com Staff