Boston, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has recalled goaltender Jordan Sigalet from the Providence Bruins (AHL). The move became necessary after Boston goaltender Manny Fernandez sustained a slight left knee strain in practice Tuesday morning.
The 26-year-old Sigalet posted a 15-5-2 record in Providence last year with a 2.39 goals against average. He won his only start of the 2007-2008 campaign in Providence, making 27 saves in a 6-3 win over Philadelphia on October 20.
Selected by the Bruins in the seventh round (209th overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Sigalet was recalled on three occasions during the 2005-2006 season and played in his first NHL game on January 7, 2006, logging one scoreless minute in relief of Andrew Raycroft. The Bowling Green University product registered a 19-11-2 record during his first professional season in '05-'06 for Providence.
The 6-4-0 Bruins return to action on Thursday night when they host the Buffalo Sabres at the TD Banknorth Garden at 7:00 p.m. ET. Thursday's matchup with Buffalo commences a nine-game stretch where the Bruins face only their Northeast Division rivals - with three games scheduled against the Maple Leafs and two games each against the Sabres, Senators and Canadiens - over the next three weeks.