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BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 16: Zach Senyshyn #19 of the Boston Bruins looks on during the first period against the Washington Capitals at TD Garden on September 16, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 16: Zach Senyshyn #19 of the Boston Bruins looks on during the first period against the Washington Capitals at TD Garden on September 16, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

From the NHL Newswire at 985TheSportsHub.com.

The Bruins are giving a former first-round pick a chance at the NHL level to close out the regular season. They announced on Wednesday that forward Zach Senyshyn is getting the call from Providence on an emergency basis, along with forward Trent Frederic.

Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy said on Wednesday that Senyshyn, 22, will see the first NHL action of his pro career in the final two games of the regular season for Boston. The Bruins clinched home ice advantage in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with their win over the Blue Jackets and the Maple Leafs’ loss to the Hurricanes on Tuesday, giving the B’s a chance to rest players and give Senyshyn and Frederic a shot.

Drafted 15th overall in 2015 by the Bruins, Senyshyn turned pro in the 2017-18 season for the Providence Bruins in the AHL. He’s scored 26 goals 24 assists for 50 points in 128 games for the Baby B’s.

Senyshyn previously played junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League for the Soo Greyhounds, where he scored 177 points in 195 games. Now, four years after he got the call from Don Sweeney, he gets his first crack at showing the Bruins what he can do at the NHL level.

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