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Boston recalls Fraser; Florek to Providence

May 8, 2014

The Boston Bruins announced today that the club has recalled forward Matt Fraser from the Providence Bruins and assigned Justin Florek to Providence.

Fraser will join the team Thursday morning and be eligible for Game 4 against the Canadiens in Montreal.

Fraser appeared in 14 games for Boston this season, tallying two goals. In his first regular season with Providence, Fraser finished the 2013-14 campaign with 20 goals (tied for third on the team) and 10 assists for 30 points in 44 appearances. In five playoff games for the P-Bruins, the winger has recorded three goals (tied for first on the team), including an OT game-winner against Springfield in Game 2 of their AHL first-round playoff series. Fraser has also chipped in two assists thus far for the P-Bruins, giving him five points which is tied for second on the team.

Fraser spent two AHL seasons (2011-13) with the Texas Stars, recording 70 goals and 31 assists for 101 points. The forward also appeared in a total of 13 NHL games with the Dallas Stars earning a goal and two assists before joining the Bruins organization.

Florek skated in six postseason games for Boston, where he notched his first NHL playoff goal against the Detroit Red Wings on April 20.

Florek played in four games for Boston during the 2013-14 regular season, including his NHL debut against Winnipeg on Jan. 4. The winger notched his first career NHL goal on Jan. 9 at Los Angeles and his first NHL assist on Jan. 7 at Anaheim.

The winger appeared in 69 games this season with Providence, registering 19 goals and 19 assists for 38 points with a plus-17 rating. In total, the 23-year-old forward has skated in 148 AHL games with the Providence Bruins (2012-14), accruing 32 goals and 37 assists with a combined plus-32 rating.