BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, November 6, that the team has assigned forward Anton Blidh and defenseman Jeremy Lauzon to the Providence Bruins.
Blidh ranks third on the P-Bruins in scoring this season with two goals and four assists for six points in 11 AHL games. The 6-foot, 201-pound forward also leads the team with 19 penalty minutes.
Blidh skated in 71 games with Providence in 2017-18, recording 11 goals and 15 assists for a career-high 26 points and a plus-nine rating. He added two goals in four postseason games, while also making one NHL appearance with Boston on March 19 against Columbus. The 23-year-old winger appeared in 19 games with Boston in 2016-17, tallying one goal and one assist. He also played 53 games with Providence in 2016-17, notching 10 goals and six assists for 16 points and a plus-six rating. In his first professional season with Providence in 2015-16, he posted 10 goals and four assists for 14 points in 65 appearances.
The Molnlycke, Sweden native was originally selected by the Bruins in the sixth round (180th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Lauzon, 21, has played four games with Boston this season, making his NHL debut on October 25 against the Philadelphia Flyers. He has also appeared in six games with Providence this season, tallying one goal and three assists for four points with eight penalty minutes.
In his first professional season with Providence in 2017-18, the 6-foot-3, 202-pound blueliner skated in 52 games, compiling one goal and six assists for seven points with 38 penalty minutes and a plus-one rating.
Prior to joining the professional ranks, Lauzon played four seasons with Rouyn-Noranda of the QMJHL from 2013-17. He played in 200 career QMJHL games, totaling 35 goals and 95 assists for 130 points with 282 penalty minutes and a plus-81 rating.
The Val D'or, Quebec native was originally selected by Boston in the second round (52nd overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.