BOSTON (CBS) — The Bruins have made a roster move ahead of Thursday night’s Game 4 against the Montreal Canadiens.
The Bruins have recalled forward Matt Fraser from Providence, sending Justin Florek back to the AHL.
Fraser, who was acquired over the summer in the Tyler Seguin trade with Dallas, scored 20 goals and finished with 30 points in 44 games for Providence this season. He also scored a pair of goals in 14 games with the Bruins.
Fraser joins Boston after making some noise in the AHL playoffs. In five playoff games for the P-Bruins, the winger recorded three goals (tied for first on the team) and two assists. That includes an overtime game-winner against the Springfield Falcons on April 25 in Game 2 of Providence’s first round playoff series.
Florek, who played the entire first round against Detroit, was a healthy scratch in Games 2 and 3 against the Canadiens. He had a goal and two points in four playoffs games for a plus-one rating, playing mostly on Boston’s fourth line.
It’s unclear where Fraser will fit in with the Bruins, but he gives the team some insurance if another forward suffers an injury.
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