We're gonna have to call the Bruins the Black & Blue & Gold the way the past week has gone. The Boston Bruins have announced that they've recalled center Ryan Spooner from Providence on emergency basis. He'll travel with the team tomorrow to Montreal.
From the team site:
The recall for Spooner is the first NHL regular season recall of Spooner’s career. In 35 games for the Providence Bruins this season, the 21-year-old is tied for the team lead in points with 30 with nine goals and 21 assists. Spooner has recorded 12 goals and 25 assists in 43 career AHL games. The 5’10’’, 175-pound native of Kanata, Ontario had back-to-back 60+ point seasons in the Ontario Hockey League before joining the P-Bruins, having tallied 66 points in 57 games split between Kingston and Sarnia last year, and 81 points in 64 games during the 2010-11 season split between Peterborough and Kingston.
Spooner was originally drafted by the Bruins in the second round (45th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Julien said earlier that Marchand is expected to play in Montreal, so this could just be a "just in case" move, or it could mean Marchand's a little more banged up than the team wants to lead on. Who knows. Worst part of these injuries is -- with the except of Thornton -- they've all been really weird/fluke incidents. Marchand got tripped up by Reimer while the Toronto goalie made a save, and Paille took a stick to the face. There was no penalty called on Pie's injury and the goal that was scored shortly after Marchand got tripped was waived off because Reimer tripping Brado was "goalie interference."
And for some dumb reason, Fluto thinks we could see an all Provy line against Montreal:
Could see all-Providence line on Wednesday: Bourque-Spooner-Tardif.— Fluto Shinzawa (@GlobeFluto) February 4, 2013
That might be the worst idea since Pizz tried getting us to go skinny dipping in that pool with the aligator and the things...
We might get a clearer picture on what's going on with the Bruins when they practice tomorrow, or at least a hint at what lines might be if Marchand isn't ready to rumble. At the moment this is all shoulder shrugs and "wait and see" stuff.