BOSTON - The Boston Bruins are keeping teenage forward David Pastrnak up with the big club, thus using up the first year of his entry level contract.
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli made the announcement Thursday night after the first period of Boston's home game against the New York Rangers.
The 18-year old rookie has scored two goals in each of his previous two games.
Boston will play Columbus on Saturday night and Chiarelli said Pastrnak will be with the team for that game ? his 10th in the NHL.