Morrow was recalled from AHL Providence on Wednesday, Mark Divver of The Providence Journal reports. Morrow finishes his three-game stint in Providence with a goal, two penalty minutes, and a plus-1 rating. The Boston offense has been rolling under coach Bruce Cassidy and Morrow has potential to pick up on this momentum should he see an uptick in playing time with the big club. Morrow's recall could also serve as an indicator that the Bruins might deal a defenseman on trade deadline day, but that's far from a certainty.
Morrow was sent to AHL Providence for a conditioning assignment Thursday. The 2011 first-round pick was a healthy scratch for the Bruins' last 10 games, with each of the last five coming under interim head coach Bruce Cassidy. Morrow's skillset would seemingly fit with how Cassidy wants his defenseman to play, jumping into the rush in transition and trying to provide more offense. It will be curious to see whether or not Morrow will be utilized after his assignment, as with this new style of play, there's a chance he could begin living up to his billing as an offensive defenseman.
Morrow logged just 13:17 of ice time during Friday's loss to Chicago. The young defenseman has struggled to get into the lineup this season and has just a single assist for the year. Morrow has first-round pedigree, and he could slowly carve out a bigger role going forward. However, he's completely off the fantasy radar, and you'll want to take a wait-and-see approach in all virtual settings.
Morrow saw 16:08 worth of ice time in his season debut in Thursday's 2-1 win over New Jersey. With Rob O'Gara scratched by the Bruins, Morrow drew into the lineup and paired with Torey Krug. In the process, he took one shot, while recording two hits and a block. It remains to be seen if Morrow will stay in the lineup, but given that he's not seeing power play time, his fantasy upside is limited.
Morrow collected two assists for the second straight game in Monday's 6-4 loss to Columbus. Both his assists came on Matt Beleskey's goals in this one. Prior to last game against Dallas, Morrow had just three points in 22 games. Now, he's up to seven points in 24 games after two rare offensive outbursts and has, at the very least, shown a brief glimpse as to why the Penguins used a first-round pick on him ack in 2011.
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