Jim Montgomery Issues Crucial Statement On Bruins Player

Published October 28, 2023 at 6:40 PM
Jim Montgomery pulled no punches when delving into Oskar Steen's recent journey. This offseason, Steen fought for a spot on the active roster, but he commenced the season in Providence. However, due to injuries, the Boston Bruins summoned him back.

The decision to consign Milan Lucic to long-term injured reserve paved the path for Steen's return. Head coach Jim Montgomery addressed the scenario, noting that several players were
"in doubt." He remarked, "Exceptional camp. Demonstrating swiftness and tenacity in the tough areas, excelling within the faceoff circles is one of his significant strengths." Montgomery continued, "And in my conversations with the Providence staff, particularly Ryan Mougenel, he attested that Steen has made a considerable impact in the last three games. When you bring players up, you always want them to exude confidence in their game, and he's a player who exudes just that."

Steen had seen action in three games for Boston last season and found the back of the net. He's embarked on a formidable start in Providence this season, tallying three goals and two assists in five games. Steen was questioned about whether his call-up on Saturday would differ from last season. He replied, "It's pretty much the same routine, just heading up and doing what I do, striving to win hockey games at this level."

Steen added,
"I know my role, and I feel increasingly at ease each time I'm called up. I aim to bring the strong brand of hockey I've exhibited thus far. That's my objective."

The Bruins are holding high expectations for Steen's scoring prowess, especially as they confront a demanding stretch against Atlantic Division rivals.

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Jim Montgomery Issues Crucial Statement On Bruins Player

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