Boston, MA -
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has assigned forward Martins Karsums to the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League). Karsums was recalled from Providence earlier today on an emergency basis, and made his NHL debut tonight; playing 8:52 in the Bruins 4-2 win over the Atlanta Thrashers.
Karsums has registered 11 goals and 16 assists in 26 games for Providence this year, after tallying a career-best 20 goals and 43 assists in 79 games during his second professional season with the P-Bruins last year. The 22-year-old joined the Providence Bruins in 2006 after playing three seasons of junior hockey with Moncton of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, where he notched 78-66-144 totals and 196 penalty minutes in 139 career games.
The 5’10’’, 198-pound Riga, Latvia native was originally drafted by the Bruins in the 2nd round (64th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.