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 skated in six games for Boston this season and registered one assist. He was a healthy scratch in the team’s last four contests. In 43 games for Providence this season, Karsums has tallied 17 goals and 24 assists for 41 points. He was named to Planet USA team for the AHL All-Star Classic this year and tallied two goals and three assists in that game.
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. He made his NHL debut earlier this year on December 13, 2008 during Boston’s 4-2 win over Atlanta.
The NHL Trade Deadline is Wednesday, March 4 at 3:00 p.m. ET. The Bruins will practice at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, MA on Wednesday from 11:30 - 12:15 p.m., with Bruins players and Head Coach Claude Julien available to the media immediately following. Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli will hold a press conference in Legends at TD Banknorth Garden at 4:30 p.m. ET (Legends is located on level three at TD Banknorth Garden on the West End of the building). The press conference will be held as scheduled regardless of whether or not the team makes a trade.