Boston Bruins prospect goaltender Malcolm Subban had to leave the team’s Saturday evening game before the puck had even dropped; after taking a slapshot to the neck during warm-ups, the 22 year old netminder was transported via ambulance to the hospital.
Luckily for the Bruins, he’s in stable condition – but unluckily for him, it doesn’t sound like he’s in for a fun time.
The Bruins confirmed via Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe that Subban has been transported from Portland, Maine – where the incident occurred – to Mass General in Boston with a fractured larynx. Unsurprisingly, the team also confirmed that he’ll be out indefinitely.
Drafted 24th overall by the Bruins at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Subban has recorded a 14-8-5 record for the AHL’s Providence Bruins during the 2015-16 season and boasts a .911 save percentage. While he’s out, the team will likely rely on fellow prospect goaltender Zane McIntyre, who inked with Boston out of his third year at the University of North Dakota this summer. McIntyre, who was a sixth round draft selection by the Bruins in 2010, has gone 7-6-5 in his first year of pro hockey and boasts a .890 save percentage.
The Bruins have given no further updates regarding the incident.