Let's get it out of the way first: Jack Studnicka plays in the Stanley Cup final will probably mean that some sort of hell on earth had come down on the Boston Bruins.
However, if such a nuclear scenario took place, B.'s main coach, Bruce Cassidy, is not ruled out by the 20-year-old.
2017 second round pick is currently among the "Black Aces", the small group of minor players that Bruins holds around in the playoffs to add extra bodies to practice and have in case of injuries.
Studnicka, a center, has only nine AHL games for his name and has just used this last season in the Ontario Hockey League. There are some great hopes for him, and most prospect reports rave about him, but it seems very unlikely that he would get a shot in the Cup Final.
However, on Tuesday, Cassidy pointed out a scenario where Studnicka could have a look.
"I haven't seen any of them for a while," Cassidy said of the bulls on Tuesday via the Boston Herald's Marisa Ingemi . "Right now (Karson) Kuhlman and (Chris) Wagner are our extraordinary, and Wagner is having an injury so you have Kuhlman as the right shot and right wing, but what if a center goes down? It's a chance to see at (Trent) Frederic again, Jack is here, I haven't seen him since China, a hard environment for him to get into, but it could be a one-game thing where you need the best elite player, if he is the best fit. "
Again, this type of scenario is at no time imminent or would be ideal, but it sounds like Cassidy is prepared if the damage error begins to bite the Bruins hard.
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