The Boston Bruins were giving young forward Zach Senyshyn a chance to finally prove himself at the NHL level, but that has come to an abrupt end. Senyshyn has been ruled out with a lower-body injury and will be reevaluated in approximately four weeks. In his place, the Bruins have recalled Trent Frederic from the AHL.
It’s an unfortunate turn for Senyshyn, who needs every chance he can get to try and rid himself of the “bust” label that he has already received. Though just 22 years old (with plenty of time to find success), Senyshyn will always be compared to the three players selected directly after him in 2015—Mathew Barzal, Kyle Connor and Thomas Chabot.
While that critique isn’t fair of any young player, Senyshyn was at least starting to turn things around by recording two points in four games for the Bruins this year. Now he’ll have to watch and wait for the next month hoping he gets another opportunity.