Sep 25, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Jeremy Lauzon (79) shoots the puck against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period at the TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

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Bruins recall Colby Cave, Jeremy Lauzon on emergency basis

Erin Walsh
October 29, 2018 - 11:34 pm

The Bruins announced Monday that they have recalled defenseman Jeremy Lauzon and center Colby Cave from the Providence Bruins on an emergency basis.

In addition, Torey Krug is also likely to play Tuesday night in Carolina.

Lauzon was recently recalled by the Bruins and made his NHL debut against the Philadelphia Flyers while also competing in the Bruins game against rival Montreal Canadiens. Although he did not record a point, Lauzon played a smooth game and seemed very comfortable at the NHL level.

Bruce Cassidy told reporters that if Krug indeed plays and Matt Grzelcyk is ready to go Tuesday night, either Lauzon or Steven Kampfer will sit.

"We'd have to decide what's the best fit for our lineup,” said Cassidy. “Obviously Kampfer being a right shot probably keeps him in."

Cassidy added Charlie McAvoy is still injured and will not play Tuesday against the Hurricanes.

"Obviously not skating and he's not going to play tomorrow," said Cassidy. "We know that, so I guess we keep pushing him down the road a bit for now. He skated the other day, so I'm not sure if this is planned or a setback, but if he doesn't skate tomorrow then clearly he's had a setback because usually they'll only keep you out for a day or two."

In addition to Lauzon, Cave was recalled from Providence as David Backes is still not ready to go for the Bruins. Cassidy wants to be 100 percent sure that Backes is ready to go, he doesn’t want to risk him getting injured again.

"I think with David we want to make sure," said Cassidy. "We don't want to send him back in there until he's 100 percent ready, so that'll be a mutual decision between the medical staff and player."

Cave leads the Providence Bruins in scoring with ten points (five goals, five assists) and a plus-three rating. The 23-year-old played in three games for the Boston Bruins last season, recording no points but playing a solid game.