Per the Bruins’ Twitter account:
The drama apparently began with Anton Khudobin suffering some kind of injury in practice:
#NHLBruins G Anton Khudobin has left practice. Right hand or right wrist issue.— Mike Loftus (@MLoftus_Ledger) October 24, 2016
With Rask still not 100% and now Khudobin ailing, that left Subban as the next man up.
Subban has had a rough go of it in Providence lately, getting pulled after allowing 3 goals on 9 shots Friday.
Per Mark Divver of the Providence Journal, he had a decent outing last night:
After allowing 3 goals on 9 shots Fri. night, Malcolm Subban made 30 saves in Sun. OT loss to Albany— Mark Divver (@MarkDivver) October 24, 2016
Providence coach Kevin Dean was none too pleased with Friday’s effort, but liked what he saw yesterday a bit more:
Kevin Dean on Subban yesterday: 'I don't know if he's where he wants to be or where we want him to be, but it certainly was much better.'— Mark Divver (@MarkDivver) October 24, 2016
Subban, you’ll remember, missed significant time last season after taking a puck to the throat. Can’t help but think the kid may need some time to get his game back together, physically and mentally.
Looks like he may get a chance to strut his stuff at the Garden on Tuesday, but, given his recent struggles, Julien and Co. may do whatever they can to get Rask or Khudobin ready instead.