With a Tuesday night road head-to-head with the Carolina Hurricanes on deck, the Boston Bruins made two emergency recalls Monday, summoning up forward Colby Cave and defenseman Jeremy Lauzon from the American Hockey League.
Cave comes to the Bruins with five goals and 10 points in eight games with the P-Bruins this season, and with two games of NHL experience (both of which came last season) to his name. His NHL recall comes with David Backes (concussion) still on the shelf, and in the event of the Bruins switching up their forward corps after getting shutout Saturday night in Boston.
Lauzon, meanwhile, returns to the Big B’s after a Sunday transaction saw him returned to Providence, and after Matt Grzelcyk was absent from Monday’s practice at Warrior Ice Arena. According to Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy, Grzelcyk, who has five assists through 11 games this year, did not feel well on Sunday after a 22:16 effort on Saturday night.
“He did not feel great,” Cassidy said of the 24-year-old defender. “Today couldn’t practice, so he’s doubtful for tomorrow. If [Grzelcyk] recovers well enough to play tomorrow then we’d look at putting him in for [Jeremy] Lauzon or [Steven] Kampfer.”
The Bruins may not have to use Lauzon or Grzelcyk at all, though, as Torey Krug is expected to make his 2018-19 debut after missing the first 11 games of the season due to an ankle injury to the same ankle that ended Krug’s 2018 postseason run.
The Black and Gold arrive to Carolina with two wins in six games away from TD Garden this season.
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