Following a hectic three-day stretch of shuffles between Providence and Boston, Peter Cehlarik found himself all suited up for Saturday night's 1-0 win against the New Jersey Devils.
After a three-shot, 11-shift, 8:54 performance through two periods which included taking a tripping penalty with 4:45 left in the second, Cehlarik found himself benched for the final 20 minutes.
Bruce Cassidy, who always tells it exactly how it is, was no different explaining the 23-year-old's benching.
"There were a few things we didn't like. We’ve talked about allowing guys to play through certain parts of their game and sometimes it’s better to sit and watch. Tonight, we chose the latter.
"It was a little more about his routes, responsibility away from the puck, managing it at the end of the second period in your own end. Those are things we’ve talked to him numerous times about, so we went a different route."
Fortunately for Cehlarik, he WASN'T sent back down to Providence following the game.
Cehlarik is temporarily filling in for Sean Kuraly who was placed in concussion protocol by the Bruins on Friday.