Checkout time at the hotel that Matt Poitras has called home for the last month is indeed coming for the 19-year-old.
But it’s not because a reassignment to OHL Guelph is coming. But rather because Tuesday saw the Bruins finally make their decision on the fate of the upstart prospect, and with Poitras delivered confirmation that he will be staying with the Bruins beyond his current nine-game trial run with the club.
Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery was the first to reveal the news, and actually did so before Bruins general manager Don Sweeney’s meeting with Poitras following an optional practice at Warrior Ice Arena. (Poitras was still on the ice when Montgomery met with the media and when Sweeney first swung through the second level of the B’s practice facility.)