The Boston Bruins will have another young defenseman in the lineup tonight in Buffalo, where 23-year-old David Warsofsky will make his NHL debut against the Sabres.
“You’ll see he’s a very good skating, smart, heady player,” Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said, per NHL.com. “We have one of those like Torey Krug, so I’m anxious to see how our [defense] will look tonight with two of them.”
Warsofsky will replace Kevan Miller, who played his ninth game Tuesday versus Calgary and, for that reason, is being assigned to AHL Providence.
“Ten games – once you play your tenth game, you’re exposed to waivers if you send the player down,” said Chiarelli, per the Bruins’ website. “So we felt that Kevan would probably be a waiver pickup by somebody. We didn’t want to risk it, so I spoke to Kevan beforehand and told him. He understood and I told him I felt good about his play up here and probably the next time we bring him up, will be for good.”