Boston Bruins goaltending prospect Malcolm Subban is in stable condition after fracturing his larynx before an American Hockey League game Saturday night at the Cross Insurance Arena.

The Bruins said in a statement on their website Sunday that the goalie was transported to Maine Medical Center and stayed there overnight after being struck in the throat with a puck during warmups before Providence’s game against the Portland Pirates.

Subban was transported Sunday to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston for further evaluation.

Subban, the younger brother of Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban, tweeted a photo of himself from the hospital Sunday night with the caption: “Thanks for all the support!”

Subban, 22, is 14-8-5 with the Bruins’ AHL team this season. He has a 2.44 goals-against average and .911 save percentage.

THE BRUINS’ search for a sixth defenseman continued Saturday night, with Colin Miller taking a seat and Joe Morrow getting back into action for the first time in five games.

Paired with Dennis Seidenberg, the left-shooting Morrow played well in 17:17 of ice time, exhibiting his strong skating skills to take the puck out of danger several times and avoiding any gaffes. Now the trick is for him to string some similar games together. He’s at least earned another game, Tuesday night against the Kings.

“He was good tonight,” Coach Claude Julien said after Saturday’s 2-1 overtime win over the Sabres. “I think with Morrow, every time he’s come in our lineup he’s played really well. So for me it was almost like I felt very confident that he was going to play well because he’s always done that. Now it’s to build some consistency. If he gives us those kinds of games every night, it’s pretty hard to keep him out.”

Morrow realizes one decent performance isn’t going to get him far.

“Yeah, that’s the tough part, trying to keep consistent and playing well through the next however many games I get to play in a row, but that’s kind of entirely up to me,” he said. “No one else can do that for me, and I’ve got to figure that out sooner rather than later to be able to be a sustainable partner on the back end here.”

While Morrow’s best games have been his first ones back after sitting out for a while, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s easy for him.

“You can practice as much as you want, but nothing is like a game-type scenario, so that is where the experience comes in,” Morrow said.


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