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Yesterday, the Bruins called up both Trent Frederic and Zach Senyshyn on an emergency basis.
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) April 3, 2019
Apparently, Bruce Cassidy has decided to rest a couple of forwards for the last two games of the season, necessitating a call-up of the young forwards. Chris Wagner will be sitting out tonight while dealing with a lower body injury sustained on Saturday against the Panthers. Senyshyn is relishing the chance to play with the Boston team after spending the past two seasons with the P-Bruins.
“I was a little bit more raw last year,” said Senyshyn, who has 24 points (14 goals, 10 assists) in 62 games this season. “I definitely had to fine tune a couple things and really round out my game. I feel like with a lot of help from my coaches down in Providence that it’s gotten a lot better. I still hope to grow and take my game to the next level with a little bit of experience up here.”
“I’m still a young kid and really learning from the older guys,” said Senyshyn, who posted back-to-back 40-plus goal campaigns with the Soo Greyhounds in his final two seasons with the club. “Having guys like Lee Stempniak and Paul Carey and Jordan Szwarz, learning from those guys, has really helped me take my game to the next level. A lot of that has to do with them.”
Cassidy has a sort of guideline for what he expects from the young winger.
“You don’t know…it’s his first NHL game. You hope nerves go by quickly,” said Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy. “I hope he just goes out and plays a solid 200-foot game. He’s a great skater, so put some pressure on the D, make them uncomfortable, attack off the wing. Whatever falls into place from there, we’ll wait and see.”
It’ll be good to see him get a shot and see what he’s got.
On Twitter yesterday a video of former Bruin Craig Cunningham’s skating on his prosthetic leg fitted with a special blade. The video is fantastic. It’s clear that Cunningham has worked very hard to get back what he once lost albeit briefly.
So here’s the scoop on Craig Cunningham carving up the ice…the person who builds Craig’s prosthetic legs made this…he took the Tuuk carrier/blade and created a prosthetic skate! @pomooldtimers he’s playing on my wing next season okay? pic.twitter.com/f05fFPRJ0I
— JAY JANOWER (@JayJanower) April 3, 2019
Keep in skating, Craig!