The period of time missed for Boston Bruins rookie Jakub Lauko turned out to not be very lengthy as he’s again within the lineup for Thursday evening’s house sport in opposition to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Lauko was pressured out of Sunday evening’s sport in opposition to the Carolina Hurricanes after crashing awkwardly into the boards and being helped off the ice with an higher physique harm. It was an unlucky ending after scoring a objective and enjoying a superb vitality sport within the 4-3 shootout win over the Canes, however Lauko will get an opportunity to leap again in in opposition to the Blue Jackets after lacking the Tuesday evening loss to the Nashville Predators.
What a launch by Lauko. pic.twitter.com/6uSNjylECP
— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) March 26, 2023
The 23-year-old Lauko now has 4 objectives and 5 factors in 16 video games for the Black and Gold this season and has presumably labored his means into the fourth line image for the Stanley Cup playoffs with the way in which he’s performed each time he’s been within the lineup.
“Right here we’re seeing a consistency and only a completely different means he’s approaching issues mentally and the way in which he’s carrying himself, and the way assured he’s being an NHL gamers and being round his teammates, being across the coaches,” stated Boston Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery. “There are execs and cons to each, however as of proper now we see him staying a Bruins [at the NHL level rather than at the AHL level for the playoffs].”
AJ Greer might be popping out of the lineup to make room for Lauko within the lineup, whereas Jakub Zboril might be in on the again finish with Matt Grzelcyk serving as a wholesome scratch. Nick Foligno and Taylor Corridor proceed to make regular progess towards a return to the lineup. In different lineup information, Linus Ullmark will get his second straight begin suiting up in opposition to the Blue Jackets on Thursday evening whereas Montgomery indicated Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman will nonetheless cut up the ultimate eight video games of the season even when it isn’t in strict alternating vogue.
Right here’s the projected lineup for the Boston Bruins: