Boston Bruins forward Erik Haula entered the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol today, per the team. They recalled forward Steven Fogarty from the AHL’s Providence Bruins to take his spot on the active roster.
Haula, despite just 16 points through his first 40 games in Boston, had been heating up as of late. Seven of those 16 points have come in his past 10 games as he seems to have found a home between Taylor Hall and David Pastrnak on the team’s second line for the time being.
Fogarty’s recall comes with the Bruins not having any healthy forwards available as scratches or on the taxi squad. The AHL veteran and former New York Ranger and Buffalo Sabre has 23 points in 26 games with Providence this year, and he’ll likely slot into the lineup tonight against the Dallas Stars.
A five-day quarantine for Haula would cause him to miss the team’s next two games against Dallas and Seattle.