BOSTON – He’s been teetering on making the cut with the NHL squad for a few weeks now, but former Maine goaltender Jeremy Swayman officially made his Bruins debut Monday night.
Benefiting from continued volatility in the Bruins goalie room, former UMaine goalie Jeremy Swayman will be making his first NHL appearance backing up Dan Vladar.
Swayman has been a wall for AHL Providence, holding an 8-1 record and a .933 save percentage.
The Bruins announced Monday morning that Jaroslav Halak would be unavailable after testing positive for COVID-19, and being subject to follow up testing. Tuuka Rask is on the injured reserve with an upper body injury.
Vladar and Swayman anchored the Bruins against the Flyers with Halak out of commission.
“We got to follow up with more testing for him, so he wasn’t able to go on the ice, per protocol, so when we have more information on that we’ll be sure to pass that along. Vladar, scheduled to start tonight, so he’s going to stay in there and we’ll worry about tomorrow when we get more info,” said Bruce Cassidy, Bruins head coach.
Vladar saved 29 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to Philadelphia on Monday night. The two teams play again at the Flyers on Tuesday.