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Apr 4, 2019; Saint Paul, MN: Boston Bruins right wing Zach Senyshyn shoots the puck while Minnesota Wild goaltender Alex Stalock defends in the second period at Xcel Energy Center. (David Berding-USA TODAY Sports)

Apr 4, 2019; Saint Paul, MN: Boston Bruins right wing Zach Senyshyn shoots the puck while Minnesota Wild goaltender Alex Stalock defends in the second period at Xcel Energy Center. (David Berding-USA TODAY Sports)

By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com

It sounds like winger Zach Senyshyn is going to get another shot.

A member of the Bruins’ oft-criticized 2015 first-round class — No. 13 overall pick Jakub Zboril and No. 14 overall pick Jake DeBrusk were Don Sweeney’s other picks in round one back then — the 22-year-old Senyshyn was recalled from the P-Bruins ahead of Tuesday’s head-to-head with the Canadiens, and seems “likely” to play, according to head coach Bruce Cassidy.

“He’ll be a game-time decision,” Cassidy said in his morning meeting with the media. “We’re looking at that. [Brett] Ritchie had that infection, we gotta make sure he’s good to go. Looks like he will be, so then it becomes Senyshyn or [Cameron] Hughes.”

The speedy Senyshyn been grinding it out in the American Hockey League as a full-time pro since 2017, with 28 goals and 53 points in 144 games with the P-Bruins. And this year has featured further development in the AHL, too, with Senyshyn recording two goals and an assist in 12 appearances for the P-Bruins prior to this latest recall.

All of Senyshyn’s production has come in his last four AHL contests, too, including this highlight reel shift that saw Senyshyn make a difference on the forecheck and capitalize on a turnover for a beauty of a snipe.

“Better recently,” Cassidy said of Senyshyn. “I think he had a slow start, better recently, that’s one of the reasons he got the call. We knew we were playing some faster teams as well, might be a good time for him to go in.”

Cassidy also noted that he thought Senyshyn played well on a line with Charlie Coyle during his NHL debut last year, making that a potential fit for him in tonight’s contest should he get the call for the third game of his NHL career.

Ty Anderson is a writer and columnist for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Yell at him on Twitter: @_TyAnderson.