Frank Vatrano

Frank Vatrano day-to-day, Bruins expected to call up a forward

DJ Bean
November 20, 2015 - 6:24 am

WILMINGTON -- Frank Vatrano was absent from Friday'€™s Bruins practice after suffering an upper-body injury in Thursday'€™s win over the Wild. The rookie left wing turned as he was about to get hit into the end boards, resulting in his shoulder/arm hitting taking the brunt of the impact from Nate Prosser'€™s hit. According to a source, Vatrano is likely to miss Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs, though the source was hopeful the rookie wouldn't be out long. Claude Julien termed the injury "day-to-day." With Vatrano out and the Bruins having only 20 players, defenseman Joe Morrow practiced as a left wing. Matt Beleskey moved up to take Vatrano'€™s place on David Krejci'€™s line, while Morrow skated on a fourth line centered by Zac Rinaldo. Julien said that Morrow will not play forward on Saturday, saying that the team was likely to make a callup. Seth Griffith is apparently ready to play for Providence after missing time with a concussion, while Max Talbot could also be recalled. Morrow has been a healthy scratch for the last six games. Kevan Miller, who missed Thursday'€™s game with an upper-body injury, did not practice. The lines and pairings in practice were as follows: Marchand-Bergeron-Hayes Beleskey-Krejci-Eriksson Spooner-Kemppainen-Connolly Morrow-Rinaldo-Randell Chara-Trotman Seidenberg-Colin Miller Krug-McQuaid