BOSTON (CBS) — Thursday night’s game against the Sabres cost the Bruins a few too many players than they could afford to lose, and as a result, the team called up forward Jamie Tardif on an emergency basis.
Tardif, 28, has played in the AHL since the 2006-07 season, but he’s never made it to the NHL. This year in Providence, he has 21 goals and nine assists in 39 games. That’s after posting 15-15-30 totals in 57 games last year with Providence.
The Bruins took a bit of a beating against Buffalo on Thursday. Shawn Thornton suffered a concussion in a first-period fight against John Scott. Patrice Bergeron suffered an arm or shoulder injury at the start of the third period, but he did return and looked OK. Daniel Paille took a high stick to the face in the third period and did not return. And at Friday’s practice, David Krejci did not skate.
Thornton’s expected to miss seven to 10 days, though the injuries to the other players probably won’t result in any missed games.
Claude Julien will have Tardif at the ready if need be. Lane MacDermid made his season debut on Thursday, in place of Chris Bourque, who was a healthy scratch.
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