TORONTO – The Bruins have officially called up Ryan Spooner and Matt Fraser to fill the holes left by Saturday night’s game against Pittsburgh.
The Bruins were down three forwards (Loui Eriksson, Chris Kelly, Shawn Thornton) because of injuries and a suspension. Jordan Caron will fill one of the spots, with Spooner and Fraser taking over the other two.
The Bruins also announced the the injury to Kelly is, in fact, a fractured right fibula. He is expected to miss four to six weeks, and has been placed on long-term injured reserve. His spot should be filled by Spooner, the dynamic center whom the Bruins did not have room for until now.
Adam McQuaid, who was scheduled to make the trip with the Bruins to Toronto, has been placed on injured reserve because of of a lower body injury.
The Bruins are also without Johnny Boychuk, who suffered a back injury on Thursday, meaning they will face the Maple Leafs Sunday without five of their normal starters.