Boston Bruins: Matt Beleskey In, Max Talbot To Providence


Boston Bruins forward Matt Beleskey will be coming back into the lineup tonight against the Phoenix Coyotes. Claude Julien confirmed the move after the morning skate this morning. Beleskey is obviously excited to get back to work since he was taken out of the lineup last week with an undisclosed upper body injury.

“I feel good,” said Beleskey after the morning practice. “I wouldn’t be coming back if I didn’t. I feel good. It was lucky we had a few days in between games and got some time [to recover].”

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Now that Beleskey is back on the squad, the Black and Gold needed to trim their roster down by one. While I thought they might give a healthy scratch to Zac Rinaldo, the B’s have chosen a different route. Earlier this afternoon, the Boston Bruins announced that forward Max Talbot would be heading down to Providence to play for the AHL Bruins.

The 31-year old forward hasn’t had much offensive success for the B’s. He’s been scoreless in the two games he played so far for Boston this season.  The last time Talbot played for the B’s was on October 12th when the Bruins were battered in a 6-3 loss against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Talbot has been a healthy scratch for the Bruins for most of the season.

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  • Talbot was a last second acquisition by the Bruins at last season’s trade deadline.  The Bruins were able to trade former first-round draft pick (and serious disappointment) Jordan Caron to the Colorado Avalanche. This is Talbot’s final year of his contract, and barring a late season scoring barrage will likely share the fate of fellow fourth liners Gregory Campbell, Daniel Paille, and Shawn Thornton at the end of the season.

    Talbot has been in the NHL since 2006 and has previously played for the Avalanche, Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins.

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