The Boston Bruins announced yesterday that the team has recalled defenseman Zach Trotman from the Providence Bruins on an emergency basis.
During the game yesterday against the Chicago Blackhawks, defenseman Adam McQuaid did not play the final 11:26 of the second period and the remainder of the game.
Bruins coach Claude Julien did not offer an update on McQuaid after the game. He has already missed 17 games this season due to a lower body that kept him out two separate times.
“I don’t like saying it the night of because he needs to be looked at by a doctor,” Julien said. “We’ll look at him tomorrow. It just obviously wasn’t good enough to finish the game, but we’ll evaluate him and at least give you a precise diagnosis on him.”
Due to the injury the Bruins recalled defenseman Zach Trotman. He has played in 32 games for Providence this year and he has recorded four goals and seven assists with a +13 rating.
Trotman made his NHL debut this season on December 29 against Ottawa. He had three shots on net in 16:41 time on ice.
Trotman played three seasons at Lake Superior State University from 2009-20012. He had 19 goals and 20 assists in 114 games there.
The Bruins selected Trotman in the seventh round with the 210th overall draft pick of the 2010 NHL Entry draft.
The Bruins defense has already been decimated with injuries this season. Dennis Seidenberg is already out for the season with a torn ACL/MCL. Dougie Hamilton is out right now due to a concussion and there is no word on how much longer he will be out.
The other defenseman will need to step up if the Bruins want to keep winning during all these injuries. With the Olympic break coming up, most of the players will be able to rest then. For now, the Bruins will need to use all their energy and keep winning.