Lagace will be part of the Bruins' Return to Play training camp, Amalie Benjamin of NHL.com reports. With the league allowing unlimited goalies, it shouldn't come as a surprise to see Lagace joining the club for the postseason. What would be a shock would be seeing Lagace actually get into a game, as it would take injuries to both Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak for the youngster to even be considered.
Lagace was sent down to AHL Providence on Saturday. Lagace served as Jaroslav Halak's backup for Thursday's win over the Penguins. The Bruins have switched between him and Dan Vladar as the backup while Tuukka Rask (concussion) remains on injured reserve. It's unclear if they'll bring him back up again or let him get his usual reps with AHL Providence.
The Bruins have recalled Lagace on an emergency basis, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports. In a corresponding move, Dan Vladar was assigned to AHL Providence. With Tuukka Rask still out with the concussion, Lagace is in line to work behind Jaroslav Halak on Sunday against the Penguins, while Haggerty suggests that "perhaps the (Bruins) are toying with the idea of starting Lagace versus his old Vegas team" this coming Tuesday.
Lagace has a 10-2-2 record with a .922 save percentage with AHL Providence. Coming in as a free agent over the offseason, Lagace was brought in to be the starting goalie in Providence and has handily grabbed the reigns. He has been one of the best goalies in the AHL, posting the most shutouts (four) and second-most wins.
Lagace has been assigned to AHL Providence. Lagace, who has 17 NHL appearances to his credit, gives the Bruins organization some experienced goaltending insurance behind mainstays Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak.
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