Rookie defenseman Colin Miller has been called up from the AHL and will play tonight for the Boston Bruins against Carolina.
The Bruins’ back end has been under the microscope all season. With just three games left and a playoff spot on the line, it seems that storyline will remain one. Boston hosts Detroit in a huge game Thursday before finishing its schedule Saturday at home to Ottawa.
“When a team wants to get itself back on track, which we have to do this week, you’ve got to trust whatever word you want to use — game plan, system,” coach Claude Julien told the Boston Globe. “You’ve got to trust it.
“You’ve got to respect it and go and do it so that everybody’s on the same page. That just minimizes breakdowns. That’s the focus we have to have this week. Let’s trust our game plan and our system here. Let’s execute it the best we can. The rest will take care of itself.”
Colin Miller’s last NHL game was on Feb. 14. Waiver exempt, he was returned to the AHL when Adam McQuaid was activated off injured reserve.
The B’s made room for Miller by sending forward Seth Griffith to Providence.