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Bruins Make Three Transactions

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has recalled forward Brad Marchand from the Providence Bruins, recalled goaltender Dany Sabourin from the Providence Bruins on an emergency basis and assigned goaltender Matt Dalton to the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League). Marchand and Sabourin will join the team today and travel with the club on their upcoming seven-game road trip.


Marchand made his NHL/Bruins debut earlier this season on October 21 against Nashville and recorded his first career NHL point in that game. He skated in 12 games for Boston this year and registered one assist. In 34 games for Providence this season, the 21-year-old has notched 13 goals, 19 assists and a team best +14 plus/minus rating. Marchand was originally drafted by the Bruins in the third round (71st overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Sabourin has played 44 games this season for the Providence Bruins and has registered a 23-20-0 record with three shutouts, a 2.63 Goals Against Average and .914 save percentage. The 10-year-pro is a veteran of 57 NHL games with the Flames, Canucks and Penguins and owns an 18-25-4 record. Originally drafted by the Calgary Flames in the fourth round (108th overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Sabourin was signed by the Bruins as a free agent on July 7, 2009. This is his first recall to Boston.

The 23-year-old Dalton has appeared in 37 games this season for the Reading Royals (East Coast Hockey League) with a 17-18-2 record, .905 save percentage and a 3.55 goals against average. Dalton has also appeared in four games for the Providence Bruins this year (American Hockey League) and has 0-4-0 record, a save percentage of .889 and a goals against average of 3.98. He served as Tim Thomas’ backup during the Bruins/Maple Leafs game on Thursday, March 4.
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