Ryan Donato will draw back into the Bruins' lineup on Saturday.
Advice: Donato was a healthy scratch on Thursday with Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy saying the message was "to play better." The 22-year-old forward has a goal in three games this season. Danton Heinen is projected to be a healthy scratch in Donato's place.
Ryan Donato had 16:08 of ice time in the Bruins' 8-2 win over the Red Wings on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game.
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy was rather direct regarding his decision to make Ryan Donato a healthy scratch on Thursday.
Advice: "It’s fairly straightforward. We’re not set on who is going to be our 13th forward and we’re looking at different combinations," said Cassidy. "At the end of the day [the message] is ‘to play better.’ That’s usually the last message if guys are confused and he’s not by any means. But if that’s the case, you say, ‘Listen, you just need to earn your spot and keep it.’" Cassidy didn't like the details of Donato's game on Monday. The 22-year-old rookie has a goal and no points in three contests this season. In his stint with the Bruins in 2017-18, he scored five goals and nine points in 12 games.
Ryan Donato will be a healthy scratch on Thursday night.
Advice: Donato has just one point through the first three games. Steve Kampfer will also be a healthy scratch.
Ryan Donato had 12:56 of ice time in the Bruins' 6-3 win over the Senators on Monday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game.
Ryan Donato was on the second line Thursday night.
Advice: Donato also worked on the top power-play unit, which is when he scored his first goal of the season. Danton Heinen started the opener alongside David Krejci and Jake DeBrusk, but Donato will probably be back on that combination Monday afternoon versus Ottawa. They may rotate a fair amount this season.