Boston goaltending prospect Malcolm Subban has fully recovered from a fractured larynx he suffered in the pregame warmups in an AHL game back in early February, writes Stephen Harris of the Boston Herald. Subban was unable to exercise for more than two months which ended his sophomore pro campaign much earlier than he had hoped.
Subban spent most of last season with the Bruins’ AHL affiliate in Providence, posting a 14-8-5 record in 27 appearances with a 2.46 GAA and a .911 SV%. The former first round pick (24th overall in 2012) will likely have to wait another year to contend for the backup job behind Tuukka Rask as the team signed Anton Khudobin, who played with Boston in 2012-13, early in free agency.
Other news and notes from the Atlantic Division:
- The Canadiens have decided not to retain the services of analytics consultant Matt Pfeffer, reports Sportsnet’s Eric Engels. The team will hire a replacement for that role instead. Pfeffer, 21, previously was employed by San Jose in the 2014-15 season.
- Panthers head coach Gerard Gallant isn’t worried about incorporating several new defensemen into their lineup, writes the Sun Sentinel’s Harvey Filakov. Florida, who won the Atlantic last season, have added Mark Pysyk and Keith Yandle via trade while signing Jason Demers on the second day of free agency. On the flip side, they’ve lost Erik Gudbranson, Brian Campbell, Dmitry Kulikov, and Willie Mitchell which is a lot of turnover for a division winning squad. Gallant also noted that he expects four or five youngsters to push for a roster spot in training camp. Here’s a look at the Panthers’ depth chart, courtesy of Roster Resource.