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Boychuk Assigned to Providence

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
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BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has assigned defenseman Johnny Boychuk to the Providence Bruins (AHL).

Boychuk was recalled to Boston on December 1 and made his Bruins debut on December 4 against the Lightning.  Prior to his recall, he had posted a team-best 23 points on four goals and 19 assists in 22 games this season for Providence, and led all AHL defensemen in both points and assists. The 6-2, 225-pound blueliner was originally drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the second round (61st overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He has played in five NHL games in his career, four of which were with Colorado during the 2007-2008 campaign. He spent the majority of the 2007-2008 season with Lake Erie of the AHL where he notched 8-18=26 totals in 60 games.

The 24-year-old Boychuk was acquired by the Bruins on June 24, 2008 in a trade that sent Matt Hendricks to the Avalanche.

The Bruins return to action Monday night when they host the Lightning at 7:00 p.m. ET.
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