Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced during the first intermission of his teams game against the Buffalo Sabres that the Bruins will make David Pastrnak available to the checks once the NHL roster freeze ends on December 28.
“We are going to make him available to them at that particular time, unless we have injuries that would dictate otherwise,” said the Bruins GM.
“David’s played two games since being out for seven weeks. Obviously the injury took longer and it was in his best interest to make sure he was fully healthy. “He is fully healthy and now we need to get him back to where he would impact our lineup,” Sweeney added.
He continued “If indeed he does join the [Czech] team on the 28th over in Finland, we think that based on last year, his experience there in the tournament, the confidence that he had, that he’ll come back to the full level that he really had gotten to last year, impacting our lineup,”
This will be Pastrnak’s third World Junior Championships.