The Boston Bruins on Sunday offered an update on goaltending prospect Malcolm Subban, who was hospitalized one night earlier after suffering a throat injury during warmups before the Providence Bruins’ game against the Portland Pirates.
“Malcolm Subban was struck in the throat with a puck Saturday night during pregame warmups,” the team’s release read. “He was transported to Maine Medical Center and was diagnosed with a fractured larynx. He stayed overnight at Maine Medical Center and was transported to Mass General Hospital on Sunday for further evaluation. He is in stable condition and will be sidelined indefinitely. The team will provide additional details when they become available.”
The Bruins selected Subban with the 24th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft. The 22-year-old has appeared in 27 games for the P-Bruins this season, posting a 14-8-5 record with a 2.46 goals against average and .911 save percentage.
With Subban’s return date uncertain at this time, goaltender Jeremy Smith will leave the Iowa Wild, whom the Bruins loaned him to at the beginning of the season, and return to the Baby B’s, according to multiple reports.
First-year pro Zane McIntyre started in Subban’s place Saturday night and backstopped Providence to a 3-1 victory.
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Thumbnail photo via Boston Bruins goalie Malcolm Subban makes a save against Washington.