The accolades continue to roll in for Bruins goalie Tim Thomas. The team announced Thursday that Thomas has been selected as a starter for the NHL's All-Star Game on Jan. 29 in Ottawa.
Thomas, the last season's Vezina and Conn Smythe winner, is 17-6-0 in 24 starts with a 1.90 goals-against average and a .940 save percentage.
Daniel Alfredsson, Jason Spezza, Milan Michalek and Erik Karlsson -- all of the host Ottawa Senators -- are among the first six players named by the fans to participate in the 2012 Tim
Hortons NHL All-Star Game. Thomas, along with Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf also earned All-Star berths through fan voting.
Thomas led all goalies with 626,540 votes.
According to The Vertical, the Celtics waived shooting guard R.J. Hunter on Monday.
Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted Monday that James Young had won the final spot on Boston’s roster, making Hunter the odd man out. Wojnarowski noted that the team attempted to trade him for a second-round pick but were unsuccessful.
The Celtics chose Hunter 28th overall in the 2015 draft. He played in 36 games for Boston as a rookie, averaging 2.7 points and one rebound per game.
The timing of the move isn't great for Hunter, as Monday is his 23rd birthday.
BRIGHTON, Mass. -- The B’s goaltending carousel continued on Monday with young netminder Malcolm Subban getting recalled by the NHL club on emergency recall after Zane McIntyre was sent back down to the P-Bruins on Sunday. Subban started on the ice with the rest of the team at Monday’s practice at Warrior Ice Arena along with Anton Khudobin, but the Russian backup goalie departed the ice early from Monday’s practice presumably with some kind of issue.
Subban has been pulled from two of his four starts for Providence this season, and the former first round pick is 0-3-1 with 4.50 goals against average and .846 save percentage after coming back from last season’s fractured larynx injury.
Tuukka Rask was once again absent from the practice ice, and hasn’t skated with the team since last playing in Thursday night’s win over the New Jersey Devils while clearly dealing with a lower body injury. So the Bruins ended Monday’s practice with only Subban between the pipes, and a swiss-cheese-like blue shooting tarp covering the other net for the B’s shooters.
With that in mind, here are the line combos and D-pairings for Monday’s practice with the Minnesota Wild coming to town on Tuesday:
Khudobin (left early)