BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, April 6, that the team has recalled forward Anton Blidh and defenseman Jeremy Lauzon from Providence on an emergency basis.
This is the second recall this season for the 24-year-old Blidh, but he did not see playing time during the November recall. Blidh has played in 71 games with the Providence Bruins this season, tallying eight goals and 12 assists for 20 points and a plus-12 rating. The 6-foot, 201-pound forward also leads the team with 92 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 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 skated in 15 games with Boston this season, scoring his first-career NHL goal against the Vegas Golden Knights on November 11. He made his NHL debut on October 25 against the Philadelphia Flyers. He has also appeared in 28 games with Providence this season, tallying one goal and six assists for seven points with a plus-7 rating. 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 plus81 rating.
The Val D'or, Quebec native was originally selected by Boston in the second round (52nd overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.