By: Jeremy Perrigo
After multiple underwhelming seasons in the AHL, and two disappointing games in the NHL, it seemed like Boston was not interested in giving Subban a chance at a full-time gig in Boston. However, Shortly before the start of the regular season, Malcolm Subban was still on the Bruins' roster.
Subban has played four seasons in the AHL since being drafted 24th overall in the first round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Bruins. His numbers in the minors were not bad, with a GAA of 2.41 and save percentage of .917 over four seasons with the Providence Bruins, he split playing time with rookie Zane McIntyre. The real issue came with Subban's ability to translate his play into the NHL where he put up a GAA of 5.81 and save percentage of .727 in two games.
This year Subban came to training camp looking as good as he has ever looked, and it showed when the Bruins kept him on the roster until some of the final cuts were being made, potentially to rival Anton Khudobin for the backup role to Tuukka Rask.
Regardless of the Bruins intentions, Subban was placed on waivers and subsequently picked up by the expansion Vegas Golden Knights as a backup to Marc-Andre Fleury.
The Vegas Golden Knights announced Sunday, prior to their game with the Boston Bruins, that Fleury had sustained a concussion and that they were recalling goaltender Maxime Lagace from their AHL affiliate Chicago Wolves.
This means it is likely for Subban to make his first start for the Golden Knights tonight against Boston, continuing the dialogue in this controversial first-round-pick-gone-bad saga for the Bruins. Assuming Subban does get the start tonight, there is no doubt he is going to want to prove himself against the team who didn't see him in their future.