Days removed from taking Chris Wagner on their tour of California and throwing the Walpole, Mass. native into his first regular-season NHL game of the season this past Sunday, the Bruins rewarded another hardworking depth piece Wednesday with the recall of Joona Koppanen from Providence.
The Bruins aren’t going to waste any time when it comes to throwing Koppanen into the mix, either, as Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery confirmed that Koppanen will be in Thursday’s lineup against the Kraken.
“I was of course really happy and really excited [for the] opportunity to play my first game here,” Koppanen said following Wednesday’s practice session. “Been working for that for a lot of years now, so it’s a dream come true.”