The Boston Bruins have a big decision to make about David Pastrnak, and the 18-year-old winger isn’t helping them.
The first-round draft pick registered his first NHL goal Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers with just seven games under his belt. He added another goal in the same game for good measure.
“He’s very skilled,” Bruins center David Krejci said of Pastrnak after Saturday’s game. “We all knew that in training camp. He’s just getting more comfortable on the NHL level. … It’s fun to play with him. He’s 18, but he has skill like a 30-year-old.”
The Bruins have only one more game after Tuesday’s contest with the Tampa Bay Lightning to decide whether to keep Pastrnak or send him back to Providence. If the Bruins keep him, they will have to pick up his entry-level contract for this season.
Regardless of what the Bruins decide, winger Brad Marchand made a very simple but telling statement about Pastrnak’s NHL future.
“He’s going to be a great player in this league for a long time,” Marchand said.
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