The Oilers have claimed Colby Cave off of waivers from the Bruins.
Cave, 24, was called up by the Bruins earlier this season after picking up 18 points (6G / 12A) in 15 games with Providence (AHL). With Boston, Cave had just one goal and four assists in 20 games before being waived on Monday. Cave will help address the Oilers centre depth and should allow Leon Draisaitl to continue to play with Connor McDavid.
Cave will be a healthy scratch on Saturday.
Cave has been held pointless in the last four games and has seen his playing time drop. With David Backes set to return from suspension, Cave will serve as a healthy scratch.
The Bruins have recalled Colby Cave from Providence (AHL).
Cave has recorded 10 goals (5G / 5A) in eight games with Providence this season. Cave has been recalled to travel as an extra defenseman to Carolina. Cave will likely only play if Torey Krug doesn’t end up making his season debut.
The Bruins have assigned Colby Cave to Providence (AHL).
Cave failed to record a point or a shot but had two PIMS in 11:15 TOI in his NHL debut on Thursday. Cave returns to the AHL, suggesting Ryan Spooner and/or Riley Nash will be back on Saturday.
Source: @NHLBruins 12/22/17, 6:10 am EST
The Bruins have recalled Colby Cave from Providence (AHL) on an emergency basis.
Cave, 22, is an undrafted free agent who has scored three goals and 11 assists (14 points) in 27 games with Providence. The Bruins have three players who are game-time decisions tonight due to illness, so Cave could make his NHL debut tonight.