McIntyre stopped 15 of 17 shots after replacing Malcolm Subban in the Bruins’ 5-0 loss to the Wild last night. It was a fairly impressive relief effort for McIntyre, who will make his first career NHL start tonight. McIntyre draws a rough matchup against the 4-2-0 Rangers, who will start Henrik Lundqvist tonight.
The Bruins have recalled Austin Czarnik from Providence (AHL).
Czarnik, 23, started the season with the Bruins, but failed to record a point in two games. After being returned to the AHL, Czarnik picked up one goal and two assists in two games. He is expected to draw into the lineup on Wednesday because David Backes (elbow) is out.
Backes underwent a procedure on his elbow and will miss at least two more games.
Backes underwent the removal of the olecranon bursa from his elbow on Monday and will be re-evaluated after the weekend, which means he will miss tonight’s game vs. the Rangers and Saturday’s game against the Red Wings. With Backes out, the Bruins have recalled Austin Czarnik from Providence (AHL).
Both Tuukka Rask and Anton Khudobin are hurt, so Subban will start his second career game on Tuesday. In his first NHL start, Subban only lasted 31:15 before being pulled after allowing three goals on six shots. In addition, he’s had a rough start in Providence (AHL) this season, posting an 0-3-1 record, 4.50 GAA and .846 SV%. Look elsewhere for a starting netminder tonight.
The Bruins have sent Rob O’Gara to Providence (AHL).
O’Gara, 23, did not record a point in his first three NHL games and with Adam McQuaid cleared to return on Tuesday they’ve sent O’Gara back to the AHL. He had one goal in five AHL games after coming over from Yale University last season.
Khudobin is expected to miss three weeks with an upper-body injury.
The Bruins were already without Tuukka Rask due to a minor injury and now Khudobin will miss approximately three weeks with an upper-body injury that he suffered in practice on Monday. With Rask and Khudobin out, Malcolm Subban and Zane McIntyre will serve as the Bruins’ goaltending duo.
The Bruins have recalled Zane McIntyre from Providence (AHL).
The Bruins are down two goalies with both Tuukka Rask and Anton Khudobin battling injuries, so McIntyre has been recalled and is expected to back-up Malcolm Subban, who was recalled on Monday. McIntyre is 1-0-0 with a 0.44 GAA and .977 SV% in three AHL appearances this season.
Khudobin left Monday’s practice with an undisclosed injury.
The Bruins are already without Tuukka Rask, so an injury to Khudobin would leave the Bruins with a goaltending tandem of Malcolm Subban and Zane McIntyre. Head coach Claude Julien did not have an update on Khudobin’s status, so there’s no word on who will be available or who will start on Tuesday.
McQuaid (upper-body) has bee cleared to play; expected to be in the lineup on Tuesday.
McQuaid has missed the first five games with an upper-body injury, but has been practicing for nearly one week and has been cleared to return to the lineup tomorrow. Look for McQuaid to play on the second pair with Torey Krug.
The Bruins have recalled Malcolm Subban from Providence (AHL).
Subban, 22, has gone 0-3-1 with a 4.50 GAA and .846 SV% in his first four games with Providence this season. With Tuukka Rask still sidelined with general soreness, Subban can be expected to backup Anton Khudobin on Tuesday and could start the tail-end of the back-to-back if Rask is still out. Subban allowed three goals on six shots in his NHL debut.
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.