The Bruins recalled defenseman Zach Trotman from Providence on an emergency basis.

The Bruins recalled defenseman Zach Trotman from Providence on an emergency basis.

According to reporters on hand, Trotman was present at Saturday’€™s practice, while Kevan Miller was absent. Claude Julien had suggested Friday that the Bruins might recall a player or two for their upcoming road trip given the uncertainty of certain players’€™ availability.

Trotman has played nine games in the NHL this season, notching a pair of assists with a minus-1 rating.

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Blog Author: 
DJ Bean

Tuukka Rask is playing his best hockey of the season. (Getty Images)The Bruins are preparing to embark upon a four-game West Coast road trip and Zdeno Chara won’t be with them. 



Zdeno Chara will not travel with the Bruins on their West Coast road trip, so he can be expected to miss the next four games.

Zdeno Chara will not travel with the Bruins on their West Coast road trip, so he can be expected to miss the next four games.

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said Monday that Chara was a possibility to play within two weeks. Given their schedule, it would have appeared that either the finale of their road trip on Dec. 6 or their Dec. 11 meeting with the Blackhawks would be possibilities for target dates. The Chicago game could still be in play for the Bruins’€™ captain, who began skating Monday as he works his way back from a torn PCL.

Chara will stay in Boston, where he will continue to skate. He has been skating with David Warsofsky, who is rehabbing a groin injury.

Julien said it’€™s a possibility that the team could call up players to bring on the trip. The team is still without David Krejci, and it’€™s unclear whether he will travel.

“I think we’€™re talking about bringing maybe an extra player or two, obviously because we’€™re going to California,” Julien said after Friday’s win over the Jets. “That decision hasn’€™t been made. We wanted to wait for tonight’€™s game to be done, because who know what was going to happen?”

Julien said potential callups would be made on Saturday.

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean

The Bruins will head to the West Coast two points richer.

The Bruins wrapped up their homestand Friday agains the Jets. (Getty Images)

The Bruins wrapped up their homestand Friday agains the Jets. (Getty Images)

The Bruins will head to the West Coast two points richer.

It took overtime (and killing off a four-minute double-minor late in regulation and into the extra period), but Dougie Hamilton’€™s game-winner gave the Bruins a 2-1 victory over the Jets Friday to wrap up a three-game home stand.

The Bruins will also leave Boston healthier than they were to begin their three-game homestand, as Chris Kelly returned from injury Friday.

Here are four other things we learned Friday night:

SODERBERG LINE A GOOD FIT FOR LUCIC

Claude Julien said earlier this week that once David Krejci is healthy, Chris Kelly will go back to playing with Carl Soderberg and Lucic will go back to playing with Krejci. For now, however, Lucic has shown he’€™s a good fit with Boston’€™s Swedish forwards.

The trio of Soderberg between Lucic and Eriksson scored for the second straight game Friday when Lucic dropped a pass off for Soderberg at the blue line, went to the net and tipped Soderberg’€™s pass between the legs of Michael Hutchinson to tie the game at a goal apiece.

The goal was Lucic’€™s second in as many games, as he scored Boston’€™s first goal of Monday’€™s overtime loss to the Penguins. He now has five goals on the season.

Soderberg and Eriksson assisted Hamilton’s game-winner.

PASTRNAK PUTS PUCKS ON NET

After giving him just 7:53 of ice time in his NHL debut Monday, Claude Julien played David Pastrnak on Patrice Bergeron‘€™s line and the team’€™s No. 2 power play unit Friday. The result was both a glimpse of the first-rounder’€™s skill set and a lot of shots on goal.

With seven shots on goal Friday, Pastrnak landed as many pucks on net as any Bruin has in a game this season. (By my count, seven was the highest individual shot on goal total for a Bruins player entering the night, accomplished by Zdeno Chara on Oct. 18 against the Sabres Patrice Bergeron on Nov. 6 against the Oilers.)

Pastrnak nearly had his best chance of the night at the end of a long shifts in the third period, but he couldn’€™t get a handle on the puck after taking a feed from Brad Marchand.

The Bruins began the night with Brad Marchand on the left wing of Bergeron’€™s line and Reilly Smith skating on a bottom-six line with Chris Kelly and Seth Griffith. Julien moved Smith up to replace Marchand in the third, with Marchand moving to Kelly’€™s line. Marchand took a high-sticking double-minor at 16:30 of the third period.

BADASS BERGERON STRIKES AGAIN

Patrice Bergeron is known for many things, but racking up penalty minutes is not one of them. That’€™s begun to change a bit the last couple of seasons.

With a first-period holding penalty Friday night, Bergeron pushed his season total to 22 penalty minutes on the season, which his more than he had in 81 games in the 2011-12 season.

Bergeron set a carer high in penalty minutes with 43 last season ‘€” he’€™d never even hit 30 in his career to that point ‘€” but that included a five-minute fighting major. He’€™s on pace to destroy that mark this season.

RASK KEEPS IT CLOSE

Tuukka Rask had to deal with three breakaways in the second period Friday but didn’€™t surrender a goal on any of them.

Rask first came up with a pokecheck on Evander Kane to break up a bid for the Jets. Later a David Pastrnak turnover led to a Dustin Byfuglien breakaway that Matt Bartkowski would catch up to and break up. Rask had to come through on Kane for a second time after Torey Krug turned the puck over at center ice during a power play.

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean

David Pastrnak should worry about what he does best early on in his NHL career. (Getty Images)WILMINGTON — It’s admirable that David Pastrnak wants to be a responsible player, but he should worry about doing that later. 



Andy Brickley joined the show to talk about David Pastrnak's first game, the offensive struggles, and Milan Lucic playing with the Swedes.

WILMINGTON –€” David Warsofsky and Zdeno Chara continued their respective recoveries Wednesday, skating prior to the Bruins’€™ practice at Ristuccia Arena.