Anton Khudobin called up to Bruins, gets start vs. Flames


BOSTON – The Bruins finally get their backup goaltender back this holiday weekend as Anton Khudobin gets the Black Friday night start against the Calgary Flames. Khudobin gives B’s No. 1 goaltender Tuukka Rask a rest after he took the Thanksgiving night 3-1 loss in Ottawa, and is fresh off a series of rehab appearances for the Providence Bruins after injured his hand roughly a month ago. 

Khudobin had started two games for the Bruins this season, losses to both Toronto and Montreal, and was 2-0-1 with a 3.49 goals against average and .874 save percentage in three rehab appearances for the P-Bruins. In bit of a tough sequence for Zane McIntyre, the 24-year-old goaltender is being assigned to the Atlanta Gladiators of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) after serving as Rask’s backup for the last month. 

McIntyre played in three games with Boston with Khudobin out, posting a 0-2-0 record with a 4.04 goals against average and .859 save percentage including a pair of losses to the Rangers and the Canadiens. McIntyre has also appeared in three games for Providence this season, compiling a 1-0-0 record with a 0.44 goals against average and .977 save percentage, prior to being sent down to the ECHL with Daniel Vladar and Malcolm Subban serving as the tandem in Providence. 

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