NHL News & Notes: Senyshyn, Frederic, Karlsson & More

In today’s News & Notes, the Boston Bruins have re-called Zachary Senyshyn and Trent Frederic on an emergency basis, Erik Karlsson will be ready to return to the San Jose Sharks lineup for the postseason and some quick hits from around the NHL.

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Bruins Recall Senyshyn and Frederic

The Bruins announced Wednesday that they have recalled both Senyshyn and Frederic on emergency recalls.

Trent Frederic - Bruins
Trent Frederic, Boston Bruins, September 17, 2018 (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

With the Bruins locking up home ice in their first-round match-up against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Senyshyn and Frederic could find themselves in an expanded role to close out the regular season while some of the usual cast of Bruins rest.

This is Senyshyn’s first call up of his NHL career and he’ll get a chance to prove his critics wrong after he’s faced a plethora of criticism since being drafted 15th overall.

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Frederic has already spent time with the Bruins this season and he’ll get a chance to prove his worth once again.

Karlsson to Return Prior to Postseason

The Sharks will get a major boost to their lineup for the playoffs as Karlsson still expects to be ready to return by the start of the postseason at the very latest.

“I said a month ago I was going to be ready for the playoffs and that’s still the case,” Karlsson said of his status.

Erik Karlsson - Sharks
Erik Karlsson, San Jose Sharks, Oct. 9, 2018 (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

As far as any concern about the injury once he does return to the lineup, Karlsson seems adamant that it won’t bother him.

That’s gone with and that’s not going to be an issue so for the head space there, it feels good. This time of the year I don’t think it really matters.

I have played through enough to know that as long as it’s possible I am going to go and you are going to deal with whatever you have to deal with after the year, and this is the case again.

I’m not worried about reinjuring it or getting another injury; that’s not the way I approach the game, especially this time of year.

Erik Karlsson, NHL.com

This is great news for the Sharks as they’ll be getting arguably the best defender in the entire NHL back in their lineup at the perfect time.

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