Subban's debut expected this week

The Boston Bruins will recall Malcolm Subban from Providence of the AHL, and the rookie goaltender is expected to make his NHL debut either Wednesday at Edmonton or Friday at St. Louis, according to coach Claude Julien.

The Bruins are in Calgary and will face the Flames Monday night. After the Bruins’ morning skate, Julien told reporters that Subban will not join the team in Calgary, but will be available to play either Wednesday or Friday.

Boston selected Subban in the first round (No. 24 overall) in the 2012 draft. The Bruins recalled Subban for the first time on Jan. 30 and he served as Tuukka Rask’s backup for four games, while fellow goalie Niklas Svedberg was assigned to Providence on a conditioning stint. Subban did not see any game action in that recall.

When Svedberg returned to Boston on Feb. 9, Subban was sent back to the P-Bruins.

The Bruins have lost three consecutive games and four of their last five.