BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, November 5, that the team has recalled forward Anton Blidh from the Providence Bruins.
Blidh ranks third on the team in scoring this season with two goals and four assists for six points in 11 AHL games. The 6-foot, 201-pound forward also leads the team with 19 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 23-year-old 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.