BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, January 2, that forward Anton Blidh will join the Providence Bruins on an LTI conditioning loan.
Sweeney also announced that the team has assigned defenseman Jeremy Lauzon to Providence.
Blidh skated in 74 games with Providence last season, scoring 10 goals and adding 13 assists for 23 points. He has skated in 263 career AHL games, recording 41 goals and 38 assists for 79 points with a plus-27 rating. The Mölnlycke, Sweden native has also appeared in 21 NHL games, scoring one goal and adding an assist.
Blidh, a sixth-round pick (180th overall) in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, signed a two-year, two-way contract extension with Boston on May 1, 2019.
Lauzon, 22, made his season debut for Boston at New Jersey on December 31. He has tallied one goal and nine assists for 10 points with a plus-16 rating in 35 games with Providence this year. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound defenseman was originally selected by Boston in the second round (52nd overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft.