Spooner will draw back into the Bruins lineup on Saturday.
Spooner was a healthy scratch on Thursday, but he will play tonight vs. the Canadiens. Spooner is expected to skate on the Bruins’ second line with David Krejci and David Backes. Danton Heinen will sit to make room for Spooner.
With Patrice Bergeron set to come back into the lineup, Spooner will be scratched after a disappointing start to the season. He saw his playing time drop under 11 minutes on Monday, so Claude Julien is obviously trying to send a message to his young forward.
Spooner (illness) returns to the Bruins lineup on Monday.
Spooner missed Saturday’s game in Dallas with an illness, but he will play tonight vs. the Blue Jackets. Spooner has one goal and two assists since the All-Star break and unsurprisingly has seen his point production slip since David Krejci returned to the lineup.
The Bruins have assigned Ryan Spooner to Providence (AHL).
Spooner did not record a point and had a minus-2 rating in his first five games this season. He was a healthy scratch in the last two games and played just 4:22 in his last contest. Expect to see him back with the Bruins at some point this year.