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Last season’s cup run was amazing in many different ways for the Bruins. One way that was extremely over looked maybe until now was how healthy the Bruins were during the season and for the entire playoff run.
Now with the club struggling to stay consistent and Nathan Horton out for who knows how long and Rich Peverley out for at least a few more weeks, the Bruins are forced to call some players up.
Jordan Caron, John Hennessy, and Zach Hamill are the three forwards from Providence that we have seen fill in so far this season. Combined, the trio have played in 42 games, and only have seven points to show for it. Not exactly the production that two first round picks should be posting.
Caron and Hamill were first rounders, Hamill was a top ten pick and it seems like we have been waiting for them to take that next step for a few years and its just not happening.
Carter Camper was just called up and if Shawn Thornton can’t play tonight due to flue like symptoms, we could see him for the first time. This could force the Bruins hand in making a deadline deal for a forward. With Horton’s return uncertain, a goal scorer would be nice.
Some guys that could be available for the Bruins: Ales Hemsky, Teemu Selanne, Mike Knuble, and the big one, Rick Nash. Nash would cost the Bruins too much, but a guy like Knuble or Selanne would be a rental for the playoffs and could really help this team.