BOSTON — The Bruins began their post-All-Star Game slate with a new backup goaltender.
Boston on Monday placed goalie Jonas Gustavsson on injured reserve and recalled Malcolm Subban from the American Hockey League on an emergency basis.
Gustavsson, who has served as Tuukka Rask’s understudy this season, left last Tuesday’s loss to the Anaheim Ducks with an elevated heart rate and was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital. He was discharged the following day and skated with injured defenseman Adam McQuaid before Monday’s practice at TD Garden.
“We placed Jonas on injured reserve as we await his final test results,” Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said in a statement. “Pending those final test results, he will be cleared for full participation by our medical staff.”
Subban, the 24th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, has been the Providence Bruins’ top netminder this season, posting a 14-8-4 record with a 2.45 goals against average and .913 save percentage in 26 games. The 22-year-old has appeared in just one game at the NHL level, allowing three goals on his first three shots against in a loss to the St. Louis Blues last February.
Subban and winger David Pastrnak, who also was recalled Monday from Providence, joined the Bruins as they returned to practice following their five-day All-Star break. Center Patrice Bergeron, who played in Sunday’s All-Star Game in Nashville, was the only healthy player not in attendance.
The Bruins return to game action Tuesday, when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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