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Boston Bruins Recall Yan Stastny and Hannu Toivonen from Providence Bruins (AHL)

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins

BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has recalled center Yan Stastny and goaltender Hannu Toivonen from the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Stastny, a 24-year-old center, is in his second season with the Bruins after being acquired along with Marty Reasoner and a 2006 second round draft pick (Milan Lucic) for Sergei Samsonov on March 9, 2006. He began the season in Boston and played in 11 games, tallying one assist, before being assigned to Providence on November 13.

This season, Stastny has played in seven games with Providence, tallying five assists.

Toivonen, in his fourth year with the Bruins organization, has played eight games for Boston this season, posting a record of 2-3-0 and a goals-against average of 4.24. The 22-year-old netminder, was assigned to Providence yesterday morning and played the full game for the AHL club, making 27 saves in a 3-2 shootout victory over the Worcester Sharks.

After starting the season in Boston, Toivonen was sent down to Providence from November 7 - November 26. Toivonen has now played six games in Providence this season, with a record of 2-4-0 and a goals-against average of 3.05.

The Bruins are in action next when they travel to the Bell Centre in Montreal to take on the Canadiens at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday night. The game can be seen live on NESN and heard live on WBZ Radio.

The Black and Gold then return home to the TD Banknorth Garden on Thursday night, when they host the New Jersey Devils at 7:00 p.m. ET. The first 8,000 fans to enter the TD Banknorth Garden on Thursday night will receive a complimentary winter hat, courtesy of TD Banknorth.

Tickets are available for all home games online by clicking here, at the TD Banknorth Garden Box Office, or by phone at 617.624.BEAR.
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