ST. PAUL, MN The Bruins continue to search for line combinations and players that will give them some offensive pop, and theyve called up a player from Providence they hope might provide a spark.
Carter Camper is coming off a hat trick on Sunday against the Connecticut Whale and was the only P-Bruins player invited to take part in the AHL All-Star game last month. Camper has 14 goals and 24 assists in 53 games for the Providence farm club, and will be enjoying his first call-up to the NHL when he meets the Bruins in St. Louis for a scheduled Tuesday practice at the Scottrade Center.
Carter was a college hockey standout at Miami (Ohio) University, made Frozen Four appearances and was a Hobey Baker finalist in his senior year before signing with the Bruins organization as an undrafted free agent.
The bruised and battered Bruins clearly needed an extra forward while carrying just 12 bodies on the front line following the injury to Rich Peverley, but there may also be a desire to catch offensive lightning in a bottle given that hes been feeling it offensively at the American Hockey League level.
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The Jets’ quarterback situation took a comically typical turn Monday, as Ryan Fitzpatrick will be under center after an MRI revealed that Geno Smith has a torn ACL.
After starting New York’s first six games of the season, Fitzpatrick was demoted to backup for Sunday’s game against the Ravens. Smith was injured on a sack by Baltimore’s Matt Judon, forcing Fitzpatrick back into action.
After leading the Jets to a 24-16 win, Fitzpatrick made his dissatisfaction with being benched known.
“The biggest thing in this game in order to last, is to have belief in yourself,” Fitzpatrick said in his postgame press conference. “Because when the owner stops believing in you and the GM stops believing in you and the coaches stop believing in you, sometimes all you have is yourself. That’s something that I’ve had to deal with before. That’s something I’m dealing with now.”
On the season, Fitzpatrick has completed 136 of 237 passes for 1,561 yards with six touchdowns and a league-leading 11 interceptions.