B0ston Bruins goaltender Malcolm Subban, drafted 24th overall by the Boston Bruins in 2012, has only seen NHL ice once in the regular season. He made a brief appearance against the St. Louis Blues last year, allowing three goals on six shots before being pulled for the remainder of the game.
Now, though, he could get a look with Boston; he’s been recalled following the All Star Break, and there’s no timetable for how long he’ll be up.
Don Sweeney on Gustavsson: "We placed Jonas on Injured Reserve as we await his final test results."
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) February 1, 2016
The Bruins saw goaltender Jonas Gustavsson leave the game last week due to an elevated heart rate, and the team has been awaiting clearance to play the backup once again. For now, though, the Atlantic Division club has placed him on injured reserve – and Subban will take his spot behind starter Tuukka Rask for the interim.
Although Subban’s one NHL start last year was less than impressive, he’s been consistently good with the AHL’s Providence Bruins since going pro in the 2013-14 season. After a rough start this year, Subban has improved to a .913 save percentage in all situations and a 14-8-4 record – not quite the .921 he posted last season or the .920 he posted the year prior, but certainly still good enough to warrant a look in the NHL.
The Bruins will play their first game back from the All Star break tomorrow evening at 7:00 PM EST against the Toronto Maple Leafs.