Arniel’s emergency recall reward for development, maturity

Arniel/By S. Bradley

This evening the Bruins announced they recalled forward Jamie Arniel on an emergency basis.

The move was necessitated because forward Michael Ryder left practice early today with “discomfort.”

With the injuries to Johnny Boychuk and David Krejci, plus the farming out of Brian McGrattan, Boston had no extra players as of this morning.

Arniel, who’ll turn 21 next week, can play both center and wing if called upon. After Jordan Caron, he was probably the most NHL-ready prospect during training camp and he has started pretty well with the Providence (AHL) farm club with 6-3-9 totals in 12 games.

Obviously, Joe Colborne could’ve been a candidate for recall. But the Bruins want him to stay on track in his development during his first full year and get the practices in with the P-Bruins rather than just take a morning skate in the NHL (if the regular lineup is healthy and ready to go for the game). Zach Hamill’s bounce-back weekend wasn’t enough to earn him the nod.

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