Bjork has three goals and eight points to start the year down in Providence and I thought he should’ve made the Boston roster over Lindholm but now he gets his chance. The B’s get the speedy and very talented winger to play on the fourth or the third line with Kuraly and Richie or Kuraly and Heinen. Bjork is one the better B’s prospects but if he doesn’t perform now, will he ever in a B’s uniform?
Bjork has spent the last few seasons hurt after making a trip up to Boston and then going down with an injury that has ended his season twice. He is very talented with the puck and has one hell of a shot but if he can’t handle the physicality that comes with the NHL game, can he be trusted?
The Bruins and Bjork played really well against the Maple Leafs and won the game 4-2. David Pastrnak and the first line continue their dominance and can’t seem to be stopped. The B’s finally got some secondary scoring from Par Lindholm and Brett Richie, who were signed this past offseason by GM Don Sweeney. The secondary scoring is what won the Bruins this game and it is encouraging to see them finally finish off some of these chances. The line of Kuraly, Heinen, and Bjork played really well but didn’t get rewarded with a goal but they kept the pressure and intensity on the Maple Leaf defense when they were out there. Bjork was able to make it through the game without an injury, he showed that he can play up in Boston but the roster is so talented it might be hard to find a spot consistently. Bjork has found his way into the lineup because of injury to Karson Kuhlman and that leaves a spot in the top 6 to be up for grabs. Maybe Bjork can beat out Kuhlman while he is hurt and show that he can play up on the second and if not there, maybe the third line.
He created chances with his speed and what he did really well was using his body in the forecheck and to protect the puck. He was always too small or just wouldn’t use his body to protect the puck but he does now and it is exciting to see one of the Bruins prospects come up and play well.
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