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Krug-like Warsofsky to make NHL debut for B’s

Dec 19, 2013, 2:24 PM EDT

David Warsovsky

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.”

  1. amityvillefun - Dec 19, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Krug has been a great surprise for the B’s. Amazing skill on that guy and great vision.

    Miller looked pretty darn good too and showed some toughness by surviving that nasty hit by Dion Phaneuf.

    Bruins fans have to be impressed with the depth in the organization, especially on defense.

    • nunan - Dec 19, 2013 at 3:36 PM

      I’m semi-excited about Morrow, the D’man the Pens sent to Dallas for Iggy who then got dealt to Boston in the Seguin deal. He was supposedly the blue chip prospect in all those deals.

      • peterjohnjoseph - Dec 19, 2013 at 4:18 PM

        Totally agree about Morrow. In a year or two that kid could be the biggest steal in the trade.

      • hockeyflow33 - Dec 19, 2013 at 4:23 PM

        It’s odd that his name has never been brought up this year and yet he’s supposed to be an amazing prospect.

      • nunan - Dec 19, 2013 at 4:41 PM

        Was thinking that exact same thing a while back. Not even a mention of him..

      • hockeyflow33 - Dec 19, 2013 at 4:53 PM

        Maybe I’m wrong but I thought when he was with the Pens that his name came up constantly. Hopefully it’s because we’re so deep with prospects haha

  2. drewsylvania - Dec 19, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    My excitement for tonight is tempered by the presence of f**k-faced John Scott. If he does anything at all, Buffalo PD is going to have to arrest a Bruin or two.

    • peterjohnjoseph - Dec 19, 2013 at 4:18 PM

      Eh.. I don’t know. This is kind of the “Who-Ins” right now, especially where Thornton and McQuaid would of been the two most likely to take him out. Right now the Bruins offense and defense is plug and play, so unless one of these kids wants to make a lasting impression I don’t see anything big happening on the major physical front.

  3. bruinsfan55 - Dec 19, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    I’m extremely excited to see what Warsofsky can do up here and Joe Morrow is looking real good down in Providence so far can’t wait until he gets called up to play

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