Since it appears that the season is over for Marc Savard (concussion) and Daniel Paille could be facing a suspension for an illegal hit to the head during Thursday’s game against the Dallas Stars, Hamill will get an opportunity in Boston.
The 22-year-old forward has 3 goals and 25 assists for 28 points for the P-Bruins this season. Originally selected by the Bruins in the first round (8th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Hamill made his NHL debut last season in a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on April 11.
“He’s been playing really well [in Providence],” said Bruins coach Claude Julien. “In the last month, he’s been outstanding. He played that one game for us in Washington at the end of last year and I liked his game. I’m looking forward to seeing him play with us, and hopefully he plays as well as he has been in Providence.”