The Boston Bruins left forward David Pastrnak in the AHL for the All Star Break, but he’s back up with the big club now.
Like a number of other NHL teams, the Bruins left Pastrnak – the team’s first round draft selection from the 2014 NHL Entry Draft – in the minors during the week-long break for the league’s All Star festivities. He’s been brought back up in time to play with the club in their next game, though, hoping to get his sophomore NHL season back on track.
After 10 goals and 27 points in just 47 games for the Bruins during the 2014-15 campaign, Pastrnak has been limited to only 18 NHL games this season due to a foot injury and the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championships. In those 18 games, he’s put up a decent scoring pace – but the Bruins would likely want to see more than five goals and nine points from the right wing before the end of the season.
His recall was announced in tandem with the team’s announcement that goaltender Malcolm Subban was being brought up to the Bruins this week; the duo will appear on Boston’s roster in their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs tomorrow evening. Puck drop between Boston and Toronto is at 7:00 PM EST, with the Bruins hosting the Leafs at home in Massachusetts.