Boston Bruins first-round draft pick David Pastrnak made his preseason debut Friday against the New York Islanders in Bridgeport, Conn., after suffering a shoulder injury during training camp.
After the game, Pastrnak spoke to NESN’s Guerin Austin about his performance.
“I just tried to enjoy it and do my best,” the 18-year-old winger said. “I started with the easy stuff. After the injury, I didn’t play a game for two weeks, so I’ve just been focusing on the easy stuff.”
Pastrnak also said that he didn’t think about his shoulder at all, and he didn’t have any pain during the game. He picked up his first assist of the preseason on Daniel Paille’s goal in the third period, which put the Bruins up 5-1.
The Bruins finished the game with a 6-1 victory over the Islanders.
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