After he was spotted on the ice at Warrior Tuesday morning, the Bruins confirmed that Jakub Zboril has been recalled from Providence.
The 21-year-old defenseman appears to be up on a standard recall, so he can play as the team wants.
Per the Bruins, Brandon Carlo didn't skate this morning, while Urho Vaakanainen, Charlie McAvoy and Kevan Miller all did non-practice work.
Miller appears to be closest to returning:
Kevan Miller will travel with the team, not likely to play before Detroit. McAvoy, Carlo, Vaakanainen will not travel today.— Amalie Benjamin (@AmalieBenjamin) November 13, 2018
The Bruins didn't return Jeremy Lauzon to Providence, so they have a spare defenseman.
In all likelihood, Zboril is being brought on the trip in case someone gets hurt; having a guy with you spares the cross-country flight and gives the team flexibility.
He has four points in 13 games for Providence, and has battled a few injuries since the preseason.