Bruins make Trotman an emergency recall

Bruins make Trotman an emergency recall
January 20, 2014, 12:00 am
Share This Post

CHICAGO – The Bruins didn’t want to make any rash statements about a potential injury to Adam McQuaid, but actions speak much louder than words from the hockey club. The B’s announced on Sunday night that they were bringing Zach Trotman up to Boston on emergency recall, and he’ll likely be in lineup Monday afternoon against the Los Angeles Kings at TD Garden.

Trotman has played one other game for the Bruins on emergency recall back on Dec. 29 when he had to drive to Ottawa from upstate New York, and made it to the arena halfway through warm-ups. He registered three shots on net in 16:41 of ice time in that loss to the Sens, but should be the beneficiary of a much more conventional journey to the NHL arena this time around.

Trotman is a big-bodied defenseman with a big shot and more offensive upside than McQuaid, but he doesn’t bring the same kind of defensive snarl into the lineup as the feisty right shot D-man.

The B’s seventh round pick in the 2010 draft has four goals and 11 points in 32 games for the P-Bruins, and leads the team with a plus-13 rating. McQuaid went down midway through the second period with an undisclosed injury, and never returned to Sunday’s 3-2 shootout loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. Claude Julien didn’t want to speculate about McQuaid’s injury following the game, but it’s not a good sign for McQuaid that the Bruins need to bring Trotman into the fold.