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Hours before their game, the Boston Bruins finalize a roster adjustment


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Christopher Faucher
December 7, 2023  (5:26 PM)
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The Boston Bruins have executed notable changes to their team lineup by placing defenseman Derek Forbort on extended injury reserve and summoning rookie defenseman Mason Lohrei from the Providence Bruins.

This announcement coincided with the Bruins' practice session at Warrior Arena just before their scheduled game against the Buffalo Sabres at TD Garden on Thursday evening. Although specifics about Forbort's injury are undisclosed, head coach Jim Montgomery is scheduled to speak to the press after the morning practice.
Recognized for his defensive abilities, Derek Forbort has provided four assists in 20 games during this season.
Mason Lohrei has rejoined the Boston Bruins following a short period with the Providence team in the AHL. His reassignment occurred on Nov. 25 when defenseman Matt Grzelcyk returned from a lengthy injury reserve status. This marks Lohrei's second transition to the NHL; he was previously called up on Nov. 1 due to Charlie McAvoy's suspension for four games and Grzelcyk's placement on long-term injury reserve. In his initial ten games in the NHL, the 22-year-old newcomer demonstrated promise, tallying a goal and three assists.
The Bruins' coaching staff emphasized that Lohrei's return to the AHL wasn't solely based on his performance but was influenced by team dynamics and salary cap considerations. Coach Jim Montgomery had previously highlighted the importance of ongoing communication and video analysis in Lohrei's growth, particularly focusing on areas such as leading offensive charges, engaging in puck battles, and enhancing defensive assertiveness.
Montgomery expressed enthusiasm about Lohrei's potential while acknowledging the natural learning curve that young players face. Despite the hurdles, the Bruins perceive Lohrei as a valuable addition to their defensive roster.
Source: Bruinsinsider
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