Morning Free Association: May the Szwarz be with you

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By now every Boston Bruins fan knows that David Backes is out for at least 8 weeks after his surgery to remove part of his colon (that surgery will happen to today). Of course this will fuel the fans that already hated the signing and possibly Backes as a player. But we’re not going to discuss that. Instead, we’re going to turn to the next man up.

Yesterday, long-time AHL counterman, Jordan Szwarz was recalled by the big club. He’s been playing well in Providence during this young season and with injuries to the 3 centers, he’s earned the call-up.

As beat writer for the Providence Bruins for the The Providence Journal, Mark Divver probably knows better than most about Jordan Szwarz and his play. Originally signed to a PTO in Providence last season, he’s worked hard to become a two-way player and back to the game on the NHL ice.

“I’m going to push myself as far as I can go every day. I want to get back in the NHL. That’s obviously what everyone wants to do down in this league. I’m going to do whatever it takes every day to get back there, doesn’t matter how old I am,” Szwarz said.

“I was still at a young stage in my career. I didn’t exactly have the offensive instincts that I have now. Each year that goes by, you learn more and more about the game. I think those offensive instincts are really starting to come out in my game in the last two years now,” he said.

The line of Danton Heinen, Szwarz and Austin Czarnik carried the P-Bruins last weekend. “It’s always easy playing with guys like that, good playmakers. I just want to go in and get them the puck, let them do their thing and good things happen,” said Szwarz.

Along with Szwarz, Zane McIntyre was recalled as well. Presumably he’ll back up Tuukka tonight when the Vegas Golden Knights play their first ever game at the TD Garden. Maybe not all is well with Dobby after all.

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