The Bruins have been banged around with injuries over the last few games, and they made a second round of recalls from their AHL farm team on Monday.
The Bruins called up rookie Ryan Spooner from the Providence Bruins on emergency recall and the 21-year-old will make the trip to Montreal for Wednesday night’s game at the Bell Centre. The Spooner recall is a sign that either Brad Marchand or Daniel Paille – and perhaps both – won’t be sufficiently recovered from their injuries to face the Habs in a divisional showdown in Montreal.
Claude Julien said earlier following practice on Monday morning at Ristuccia Arena that his coaching staff has full confidence in the players that Boston has been pulling up from Providence this season. Spooner was one of a handful of players invited to the week-long NHL camp in January before the Bruins kicked off their regular season schedule.
“When you see what [the Providence players] can do and the confidence you have in them, it was very helpful during the lockout to assess those players and see what they can do,” said Julien. “There are a few more down there from training camp that could be here and we’d have a lot of confidence in them. Give the [Providence] coaching staff down there a lot of credit for making sure these guys are ready when they come up here.”
Spooner shouldn’t be any different from other P-Bruins players that have fared well after posting 30 points (9 goals, 21 assists) in 35 games for the Providence this season along with a plus-12. Spooner holds the kind of offensive skills and playmaking abilities that could mesh nicely with Patrice Bergeron and Tyler Seguin.
Bruins pull up Spooner on emergency recall
CSN New England | Feb 5