Bruins: Keith Kinkaid takes advantage of Jeremy Swayman injury
The Boston Bruins find themselves in an unfortunate position, they who learned Thursday of the absence for several weeks of goaltender Jeremy Swayman due to a lower body injury.
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Tuesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, which the Bruins won 6-5 in overtime, did some damage. Both Swayman and defenseman Derek Forbort were injured, the latter blocking a shot in the first period, and their health will be reassessed weekly.
In the case of the 23-year-old goalkeeper, it was a fall from captain Patrice Bergeron that pinned him to the ground in the third period. The Quebecer’s skate came into hard contact with the American’s pad, which took several minutes to get up.
This season, Swayman is 2-1-0 with a 3.45 goals-against average and .878 save percentage. In goal, the Bruins can at least count on Linus Ullmark, brilliant in 2022-2023 with seven wins in as many decisions.
Boston recalled veteran Keith Kinkaid and it is he who could get the start Thursday night against the New York Rangers. The man who had a brief stint with the Montreal Canadiens three years ago posted a 2-1-1 record, .922 save percentage and 2.70 goals-against average with the Boston Bruins. Providence in the American League.
Head coach Jim Montgomery also confirmed forwards David Krejci and Craig Smith will miss the next game.