Boston Bruins

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - SEPTEMBER 30: Nick Foligno #17 of the Boston Bruins skates against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period of the preseason game at TD Garden on September 30, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

With the injuries piling up just three games into the 2021-22 season, Don Sweeney and the Bruins made a series of roster moves ahead of Sunday’s head-to-head with the Sharks.

Starting on the injury front, the Bruins have placed forward Nick Foligno on the injured reserve with an upper-body injury. The 33-year-old left Wednesday’s loss in Philadelphia early due to the ailment, and has been on the shelf since.

Foligno underwent an MRI in Boston following the B’s return from their two-game road swing.

In need of two forwards with Foligno on injured reserve and with Anton Blidh and Craig Smith both unavailable for Sunday’s contest, the Bruins recalled both Oskar Steen and Jack Studnicka from Providence.

Both players were in the lineup for the game, too, with Studnicka centering Boston’s fourth line with Trent Frederic and Karson Kuhlman, and with Steen riding to the right of Jake DeBrusk and Erik Haula on the B’s third line.

The Bruins also sent defenseman John Moore to Providence.

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