The Bruins Sunday announced they have assigned forward Josh Hennessy and Andrew Bodnarchuk back to the Providence (AHL) farm club.
While Bodnarchuk didn’t get into a game during the Bruins’ 3-2-1 road trip, Hennessy skated in three games and was a plus-1. His heavy forecheck against the Senators Saturday night played a huge part in Carter Camper scoring his first career NHL goal.
So for the time being it looks like Camper has earned a spot on the NHL squad.
The Bruins, who did not practice Sunday, now have 13 healthy forwards in addition to injured wingers Nathan Horton and Rich Peverely on their roster. They have just six healthy defensemen. The trade deadline is 3 p.m. Monday. For more on that, check out my CBSBoston.com column.
In other news, the NHL had a disciplinary hearing via telephone with Ottawa forward Kyle Turris about his hit to the head of Boston’s Joe Corvo. Corvo was rattled but returned to the game. As first reported by the Twitter feed of Sportsnet reporter Ian Mendes, Turris will not face suspension and will play for the Senators tonight against the New York Islanders. The Sens will be in Boston Tuesday night.
Here’s another look at Turris’ hit courtesy of NESN.com.
And here’s NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan’s explanation post-hearing:
“Because there was enough head contact on this hit, the Department of Player Safety felt it was necessary to convene a hearing to examine the play further. After reviewing the video extensively as we heard Turris’ explanation of how the play developed, we concluded that the head was not targeted intentionally or even recklessly and that the circumstances surrounding the hit contributed significantly to the amount of head contact that resulted.
“We therefore have decided that there will be no supplemental discipline added to the penalty assessed on the play.”