The Boston Bruins recalled defenseman Zach Trotman from the Providence Bruins on an emergency basis, general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Saturday.
The 24-year-old has bounced back and forth between Providence and Boston plenty this season, as the Black and Gold have dealt with their fair share of injuries to their blue line. Trotman has skated in nine games with Boston this season, recording two assists in that span. With Providence, meanwhile, the D-man has skated in eight games and tallied two points.
The call-up gives the Bruins some insurance on their upcoming four-game West Coast road trip that gets underway Monday against the Anaheim Ducks. The B’s announced Zdeno Chara will not be traveling with the team, and head coach Claude Julien told reporters after Friday’s win that there was talk of “bringing another player or two.”
Trotman will join the team for Saturday’s practice at Ristuccia Arena.
UPDATE (12:59 p.m.): Kevan Miller did not practice Saturday with the B’s, but Julien confirmed he would travel with the team. Fellow defensemen David Warsofsky, though, might not be making the trip. [tweet https://twitter.com/NHLBruins/status/538732559577149440 align=’center’] [tweet https://twitter.com/NHLBruins/status/538752415764602880 align=’center’]
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