In his NHL regular-season debut, Czarnik saw 15:11 worth of ice time in Thursday's 6-3 win over Columbus.

As expected, Czarnik centered the Bruins' third line, with Matt Beleskey and Jimmy Hayes working the wings. It's an assignment the rookie pivot should hold on to, but he'll need to improve in the faceoff circle after going just 1-of-6 on draws Thursday. Still, Czarnik brings speed, energy and skill to the trio and as long as he retains the position, the Bruins can load up their top two two lines with Brad Marchand, David Backes, David Pastrnak, Ryan Spooner David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron (health permitting).

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