Joe Colborne will make his NEFHL debut on Monday when the Bruins host the Toronto Maple Leafs. An injury to superstar Martin St. Louis opens a spot in the top six for the former Slug who came over in the Michael Del Zotto trade. "Joe has been doing well on the farm all season and this is a nice reward for him" said coach Guy Boucher at the Bruins practice facility Sunday afternoon.
In 73 games Colborne has put up 36 goals and 44 assists to go along with 130 mins in the sin bin. Joe thinks he is ready although he admits he will be nervous for sure. "I have alot of butterflys, but i'll be ready to go". Asked whether he thinks he will stick once St. Louis returns "I won't plan too far ahead, i'll take it game by game but i'd love to make a cup run with this team, they look to have a good shot at going all the way".
The Bruins still sit in 1st overall in the East but going 2-6-2 in their last 10 has made it an interesting finish. They have officially clinched a playoff position but hope for home ice and a division banner. After the leafs the Bruins travel to New York for the Rangers, back home to Atlanta, home for the Islanders and Senators and finish on the road in New Jersey.