The Bruins, reconstituted repeatedly over the last two weeks while making injury replacements, changed again Wednesday. This time, defenseman David Warshofsky, the former Boston University star and native of Marshfield, was called up from Providence and will make his NHL debut in Buffalo Thursday.
Leaving is defenseman Kevan Miller, who was on the verge of playing his 10th game with the Bruins, which would leave him exposed to waivers should he be sent down. The Bruins also returned forward Craig Cunningham to Providence.
“We felt that Kevan would probably be a waiver pickup by somebody,’’ said Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli. “We didn’t want to risk it. I spoke to Kevan before and he understood it. I told him I felt good about his play up here. Probably the next time we bring him up will be for good.”
“It’s kind of a cold business decision.’’
In Warshofsky, the Bruins will get a small, mobile defenseman.
“He’s played very well,’’ Chiarelli said of the 5-foot-9-inch, 170-pound Warshofsky. “He’s a little undersized but very good skater and moves the puck well. He’s had a real good year. He got dinged up a little on Friday but he’s good to go.”
Warshofsky has 2 goals and 14 assists in 26 games and has a plus-10 rating.