JUST IN : Boston Bruins summon veteran forward from Providence before Game 2

Derek Forbort of the Boston Bruins plays against the Washington Capitals during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, February 10, 2024, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer).At the trade deadline, Forbort was placed on long-term injured reserve, leading to speculation that he would be out for the season. However, he started skating earlier this month, went to Providence on an LTIR conditioning loan last week, and played for the Bruins’ AHL squad this weekend.

Forbort joined the squad on Monday without any restrictions and was teamed with Parker Wotherspoon as the fourth defensive pairing.

He’s unlikely to be in the starting lineup for Game 2, but he may be a late-game or postseason possibility.

Bruins Place Derek Forbort On LTIR, Recall Mason Lohrei

In eight regular-season games, Forbort had four assists and was plus-8. Throughout his Bruins career, the 32-year-old has proven to be an effective shot-blocker and penalty killer.

He will be an unrestricted free agent following the season.

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