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.
Senyshyn scores his second of the season and it’s a beauty. A solid, disruptive shift capped off by a toe-drag with a top-corner snipe. Think he’s been playing well all season, but he’s been on another level over the last three games. He’s working really hard. #NHLBruins pic.twitter.com/X9Ij3IlA92— Bruins Network (@BruinsNetwork) November 1, 2019
“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.