WILMINGTON — If the Bruins are going to find out what 2014 first-round David Pastrnak can contribute in the NHL as an 18-year-old and play him for more than the 7:53 he played in his debut on Monday, they might as well skate him on a line with their best all-around forward.
WILMINGTON — At least one positive to come out of the Bruins’ rash of injuries is that defenseman Zdeno Chara doesn’t have to work his way back alone.
No one could accuse Bruins coach Claude Julien of getting caught up in the hype of 2014 first-round pick David Pastrnak’s NHL debut on Monday.
The Bruins needed to clear a spot on their 23-man roster to make room for the return of winger Brad Marchand from injured reserve. So despite his share of the team lead in goals with five, Seth Griffith was assigned to Providence of the American Hockey League on Monday afternoon.
The positive news Monday morning was the Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara took a light skate at TD Garden prior to Boston’s morning skate in preparation for an evening game with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
According to the AHL Web site transactions page, Bruins 2014 first-round pick David Pastrnak was recalled from Providence of the American Hockey League on Sunday.
It was thought Bruins forward Milan Lucic might’ve been among the injured players that caused general manager Peter Chiarelli to make two emergency recalls Saturday before the game with the Montreal Canadiens.
It’ll be old news in about an hour, Bruins coach Claude Julien confirmed Saturday that defenseman Dougie Hamilton was available when he didn’t play for the last 9:49 of regulation or in overtime Friday.
Bruins president Cam Neely said that defenseman Zdeno Chara is moving in the right direction in terms of making it back from a tear in his left knee.
Bruins forward Brad Marchand will not travel with the team to Columbus for their game against the Blue Jackets on Friday, according to coach Claude Julien.
Bruins forward Brad Marchand (undisclosed) and defenseman Dougie Hamilton (flu) returned to practice at TD Garden on Thursday.
The Bruins practiced Wednesday at TD Garden without the services of forward Brad Marchand and defensemen Adam McQuaid and Dougie Hamilton.
WILMINGTON –As a kid growing up and playing hockey in Southern California, Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller was always on the lookout for a role model.
WILMINGTON — Bruins forward Brad Marchand did not practice Monday, but center David Krejci joined his teammates for their session at Ristuccia Arena.
The unluckiest person in the Bruins organization after defenseman Zdeno Chara was injured wasn’t another defenseman or a coach or anyone in the front office.
The most misfortunate when Chara tore a ligament in his left knee fell on forward Milan Lucic.