The Boston Bruins recalled center Ryan Spooner and sent goaltender Malcolm Subban back to the Providence Bruins (AHL) on Saturday, per AHL transactions.
The team has not officially announced the moves, but it’s likely that Spooner’s recall is related to B’s center David Krejci leaving Friday night’s game against the St. Louis Blues after a nasty collision in the second period. The Bruins announced Krejci did travel with the team to Chicago for Sunday’s game against the Blackhawks, but it’s still unknown if he’ll play. He did not practice Saturday.
Spooner adds much-needed offensive skill and speed to the Bruins’ forward group. He’s tallied 26 points (eight goals, 18 assists) in 33 games for Providence this season. He’s scoreless in five appearances for Boston after posting 11 points in 23 games at the NHL level in 2013-14. Spooner last played for Boston on Oct. 15 against the Detroit Red Wings.
Subban made his NHL debut against the Blues and gave up three goals on the first six shots he faced. The former first-round draft pick was pulled from the game in the second period but returned with a little more than five minutes remaining in regulation. Subban is 10-10-3 with a 2.47 goals against average and a .920 save percentage in Providence this campaign.
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