With home ice secured, the call-ups from Providence begin!
The Bruins announced this afternoon that forwards Zach Senyshyn and Trent Frederic have been recalled from Providence. This is Senyshyn’s first NHL recall, while Frederic has been up and down a few times this season.
Interestingly, these are both emergency recalls. As you know, emergency recalls mean the guys can only play in the event of an injury, and their time on the roster is limited. It’s unclear if some Bruins got banged up last night, or if a few guys are nursing “injuries” that allow the Bruins to skirt the post-deadline call-up limit.
Either way, Senyshyn and Frederic are now in the mix.
You know about Frederic from his first few stints with the Bruins, but Senyshyn is the one people are going to have their eyes on. Viewed by many as a draft mistake, Senyshyn has been stuck in the minors while guys picked after him have found success at the NHL level.
But players develop at difference paces, and Senyshyn has shown some flashes of the talent that caught the Bruins’ eye. He hasn’t exactly lit it up in Providence this season (14G-10A-24PTS in 62 games), but who knows? Maybe a taste of the big leagues is what he needs to hit that second gear.
Hopefully we get to see one (or both) of these guys over the next two games, as it will give the B’s a chance to rest some of their regulars.
UPDATE (7:00 PM) - Per the team, Senyshyn will indeed make his NHL debut tomorrow night in Minnesota.
Bruce Cassidy mentioned that he’s going to rest some players, including Chris Wagner and possibly Marcus Johansson, who were said to be dealing with some minor things.
That would explain why Senyshyn and Frederic were emergency recalls.