BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has assigned forward Vladimir Sobotka, forward Martin St. Pierre, and defenseman Matt Lashoff to the Providence Bruins (AHL).
Sobotka has played in 19 games for Boston during the 2008-2009 season and recorded 1-2=3 totals. In 19 games with the P-Bruins this year, Sobotka tallied 11 goals and 12 assists.
He split the 2007-2008 season between Boston and Providence. With Boston, he saw action in 48 regular season games and contributed one goal and six assists and added two goals in six postseason games. With Providence last year, he had 10-10=20 totals in 18 regular season games and added four assists over six postseason games.
Sobotka was originally drafted by the Bruins in the 4th round (106th overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
St. Pierre has seen action in 14 games for Boston this year and recorded 2-2=4 totals. He netted the shootout-tying goal during Boston's 4-3 shootout victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night. In 32 games with the P-Bruins this season, he registered a 10-28=38.
The 25-year-old St. Pierre has appeared in 35 NHL games in his career – 21 with Chicago, 14 with Boston – and has tallied three goals and five assists. Signed as a free agent by the Blackhawks on November 12, 2005, St. Pierre was acquired by the Bruins on July 24, 2008 in exchange for Pascal Pelletier.
Lashoff has seen action in 16 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 appeared in 18 NHL games, registering 1-4=5 totals and appeared in 60 games for the P-Bruins, tallying 9-27=36 totals. The 22-year-old Lashoff was originally drafted by Boston in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft and has appeared in 43 NHL games in his career.
The Boston Bruins return to action after the NHL All-Star Break on Tuesday, January 27th when they host the Washington Capitals at 7:00 p.m. ET. Five Bruins will participate in this weekend's NHL All-Star festivities, with Zdeno Chara
, Marc Savard
and Tim Thomas
suiting up for the Eastern Conference All-Stars, head coach Claude Julien coaching the Eastern Conference All-Stars and rookie Blake Wheeler participating in the 2009 YoungStars game. Milan Lucic
was selected to play in the YoungStars game but he will be unable to participate due to injury. The All-Star festivities will be televised nationally in the U.S. on VERSUS on Saturday, January 24 at 7:00 p.m. ET (SuperSkills Competition) and Sunday, January 25 at 6:00 p.m. ET (All-Star Game).