Bruins call up Cehlarik, lose Cave to Oilers

Matt Kalman
January 15, 2019 - 12:23 pm

On the morning after they lost 3-2 to the Montreal Canadiens in overtime the Bruins did some shuffling of their forward corps Tuesday.

Peter Cehlarik, who has 29 points (10 goals, 19 assists) in 37 games for Providence in the American Hockey League, was called up by the Bruins. In 17 NHL games the past two seasons he had one goal and three assists.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy didn't want to commit to Cehlarik playing, or what line he would play if he's in, when the Bruins visit Philadelphia on Wednesday. During practice Tuesday Cehlarik skated with David KRejci and David Pastrnak.

“Obviously we’re looking for some help for Krech," Cassidy said. "He played there two years ago, a little bit. It’s the type of line he can help us with. He’s tied for the lead in scoring with Providence, so that’s kind of put him in a position to hopefully have some success.”

Cehlarik knows that scoring will help him stay with Boston but that there's a lot more he has to do.

“It’s not about scoring, it’s about getting my game to the point where I can contribute down and up here as well, you know," he said. To be strong on the pucks, win the battles, eventually getting the scoring chances and the goals. I got rewarded the last couple games, so I’ve been feeling good.”

*Center Colby Cave, who was placed on waivers Monday, was claimed by the Edmonton Oilers. He had one goal and four assists in 20 games for Boston this season.

*Forwards Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Chris Wagner and Jake DeBrusk did not practice on Tuesday at Warrior Ice Arena. Bergeron and Marchand each got a maintenance day, DeBrusk skated briefly but was bothered by a lower-body injury and Wagner was feeling "under the weather," according to Cassidy.

*Forward Joakim Nordstrom, who is out with a fractured fibula, skated on his own before practice.

Related: Kalman: Time running out for Bruins’ young forwards to prevent a trade