Thursday, January 15, 2009

B's NewsBlast! - Round and Round We Go! Valdy & Lash come up (again) as Tukka & Karsums head down (again)

Well it looks like the seeminly Non-Stop Boston to Providence shuttle is still hard at work as the Bruins made several moves (again...) over the past 24 hours to try and continue to plug holes in their roster due to injuries, sickness and "General Soreness" (which who over 30 years old isn't by the way...?) Anyway here's the latest moves in summary & with a 1st assist to

*Lashoff Recalled, Rask Assigned

Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced Tuesday that the club has recalled defenseman Matt Lashoff from the Providence Bruins on an emergency basis and assigned goaltender Tuukka Rask to the Providence Bruins.
*Lashoff will join the Boston Bruins for practice on Wednesday and accompany the team on their two-game road trip to Long Island and Washington.Lashoff has seen action in 13 games for Boston this season, registering one assist, and has played in 18 games for Providence with 4-12-16 totals. He split last season between Boston and Providence and skated in 18 NHL games, registering 1-4-5 totals and appeared in 60 games for the P-Bruins, tallying 9-27-36 totals.
*Rask was recalled on an emergency basis on two occasions (Saturday, January 10 and Monday, January 12) and served as the team's backup goalie in their 5-1 win over the Hurricanes on Saturday, January 10 and their 3-1 win over the Canadiens on Tuesday, January 13. Rask has started 30 games this season for Providence and has posted a 17-13-0 record with a 2.42 Goals Against Average and .919 save percentage. His 17 victories are the second most in the AHL.

*B's Recall Sobotka, Assign Karsums

Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has recalled forward Vladimir Sobotka from the Providence Bruins and assigned forward Martins Karsums to the Providence Bruins.
*Sobotka will accompany the team on their two-game road trip to Long Island and Washington. Sobotka has played in 15 games for Boston during the 2008-2009 season and recorded 1-1-2 totals. In 19 games with the P-Bruins this year.
*Karsums is currently the leading scorer for Providence with 16 goals and 23 assists in 38 games. Recently named an AHL All-Star, he will play for the Planet USA team in the AHL All-Star Classic on January 26. He skated in three games for Boston and earned his first career NHL point with an assist on Saturday, January 10 against Carolina.

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