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Bruins Assign Cehlarik & Czarnik To Providence

Czarnik has five goals and eight assists in 49 games with Boston

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins /

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, March 16, that the team has assigned forwards Peter Cehlarik and Austin Czarnik to the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Cehlarik, 21, who is in his first professional season with the Bruins organization in 2016-17, made his NHL debut in the team's 4-3 win vs. Vancouver on February 11. He notched his first two career NHL points with two assists in the Bruins' 4-0 win vs. Montreal on February 12. In total, he has appeared in 11 games this season for Boston. Cehlarik has also skated in 40 games with Providence, recording 18 goals and 15 assists for 33 points with a plus-nine rating.

Prior to signing with the Bruins, Cehlarik played with Lulea HF in the Swedish Hockey League in 2015-16, tallying a career-high 11 goals and 20 points with a plus-seven rating in 46 games. He also skated in 11 playoff games, posting three goals and two assists for five points. Cehlarik appeared in 132 career games with Lulea HF, recording 22 goals and 27 assists for 49 points. He has also played 25 playoff games for the Swedish club, totaling five goals and three assists for eight points. In 2013-14, Cehlarik skated in 18 games for Asploven HC in the Swedish 1st Division, notching five goals and eight assists for 13 points.

On the international stage, Cehlarik has represented Slovakia at the 2013 Under-18 World Junior Championships, the Under-20 World Junior Championships in 2014 and 2015, as well as the 2016 IIHF World Championships. In 23 career international games in those tournaments, he totaled five goals and nine assists for 14 points.

The Zilina, Slovakia native was originally selected by the Bruins in the third round (90th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Czarnik, 24, has skated in 49 games with Boston in 2016-17, posting five goals and eight assists for 13 points. He has also skated in seven games with Providence this season, posting two goals and six assists for eight points.

He appeared in 68 games with Providence in 2015-16, tallying 20 goals and 41 assists for 61 points with a plus-17 rating. The 5-foot-9, 167-pound forward ranked 7th in the AHL in points and 11th in assists in his rookie season with Providence.

The Washington, Michigan native originally signed an entry-level contract with the Bruins on April 1, 2015.

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