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On Wednesday, the Bruins will play at Buffalo at 8 p.m., one hour later than usual. They will return to Boston after the game. On Thursday night, they will host San Jose, one of the NHL’s elite teams. On one of those two nights, most likely in Buffalo, backup goaltender Chad Johnson will cede his current job of door opener.
“Buffalo might be one of the games we give him,” said Bruins coach Claude Julien. “We haven’t made that final decision yet. But we’ll put him on notice and probably give him an opportunity. We’re going to have to use him at some point. That might be a good chance for us to use him then.”