Zach Trotman Recalled; Brad Marchand Not Making Trip


Oct 25, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Boston Bruins defenseman

Zach Trotman

(62) with the puck against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. The Bruins beat the Maple Leafs 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Brad Marchand, who missed the last game with an undisclosed injury and the last couple of team practices, skated with his normal line of Patrice Bergeron and Reilly Smith today. In Tuesday’s game against the St. Louis Blues the Bruins fortunately gained David Krejci in their line up and Matt Fraser was on fire for the Bruins playing in one of his best games yet. While it’s a good sign that Marchand was skating today,and it was noted taht he felt ‘much better’, he is still day-to-day. Upon conclusion of practice Coach Claude Julien stated taht it was unlikely he would make the trip to Columbus with the team, but didn’t rule out the forward for Saturday’s game against Montreal.

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  • The Bruins also announced that they have recalled Zach Trotman from Providence after sending him down Tuesday afternoon. The young defenseman has appeared in nine games with the Bruins so far this season, earning himself two points. He was with the team for their practice today and is expected to make the trip to Columbus. The call up was to be expected with the diagnosis of Adam McQuaid sitting in the press box for the next 6-8 weeks.

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    It is imperative to note that Trotman being called up in not for an emergency basis, but simply to be an extra defensemen to add some depth should one not be ready to go on Friday night. It is possible Trotman could slide in for Hamilton who missed Wednesday’s practice due to the flu bug.  However, with his presence back on the ice Thursday for team skate, it is unlikely.  While Kevan Miller has been medically cleared for contact, it has yet to be determined if he will return tot he Bruins lineup on Friday night. He will be travelling with the team and in the absence of McQuaid it is expected that he will be assuming his role on the ice. Pre-game warm-ups should answer all of the questions that still linger in regards to the Bruins blueliners and give us some insight as to what we can expect against a team that faces similar challenges.