Jonas Gustavsson

Bruins place Jonas Gustavsson on IR, recall Malcolm Subban and David Pastrnak

DJ Bean
February 01, 2016 - 8:54 am
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The Bruins made some roster moves upon returning from the All-Star break, most notably by placing goaltender Jonas Gustsavsson on injured reserve and recalling Malcolm Subban from Providence. David Pastrnak, who was sent to Providence to play games during the break, was also recalled. Gustavsson had a health scare in last Tuesday'€™s contest agains the Ducks, as he left the game after one period due to an elevated heart rate and was taken to Mass General hospital. After spending the night in the hospital, he was discharged when preliminary tests came back negative. In a statement released Monday, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said that Gustavsson was only on IR pending final test results and that the team would take him off upon clearance. Because Gustavsson last played last Tuesday and All-Star break days can count as retroactive IR days, Gustavsson could potentially be able to come off IR as early as Tuesday's game against the Maple Leafs. The 30-year-old netminder has had three different heart procedures since coming to the NHL in 2009. He was on the ice prior to Monday'€™s practice working with goaltending coach Bob Essensa, but did not appear to be facing any shots. Instead, Gustavsson worked on positioning and puck management outside the net. Adam McQuaid, who has been out since Jan. 5 with an upper-body injury and remains on IR, also skated Monday. The 29-year-old blueliner took passes from strength and conditioning coach John Whitesides in addition to skating and shooting. Both Subban and Pastrnak were present for Monday's practice. It is unclear how long the Bruins will keep Gustavsson out for, but Subban'€™s recall could potentially give him the opportunity to play his second NHL game. In his only NHL game to date, Subban only faced three shots in the first period, stopping them all, but then allowed goals on the first three shots he saw in the second period before getting pulled against the Blues on Feb. 20. In 26 games for Providence tis season, Subban has a .913 save percentage, a 2.45 goals against average and one shutout, all of which lead the Baby B'€™s. The Bruins'€™ next three games see them host the Maple Leafs and then play the Sabres twice, so if the team were inclined to give him a start, at least it would be in one of their schedule'€™s more manageable games.

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