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Bruins Recall Bochenski; Assign Krejci to Providence (AHL)

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
Boston -- Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has recalled right-winger Brandon Bochenski and assigned center David Krejci to the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL). Bochenski, who was acquired by the Bruins from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for right-winger Kris Versteeg and a conditional draft pick on Saturday, has traveled with the team to Washington, DC and will be available for the club’s game against the Capitols tomorrow night.

Bochenski, 24, from Blaine, MN, was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the seventh round (223 overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He went on to play three years of college hockey for the University of North Dakota, before joining the Senators’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate in Binghamton. The 6-0, 193 pound winger made his NHL debut for Ottawa last season on October 5, 2005, and he went on to see action in 20 games, scoring six goals and tallying seven assists.

The Blackhawks acquired Bochenski along with a second round pick in the 2006 draft in exchange for Tyler Arnason on March 9, 2006. After joining Chicago, Bochenski played 20 games for the Blackhawks last season, tallying two goals and two assists.

This season Bochenski saw action in 10 games for the Blackhawks, scoring two goals. He also played in 35 games for the Norfolk Admirals this season, scoring 33 goals and tallying 33 assists. His 66 points, ranks him fourth in the AHL in scoring this season.

Krejci, who is 20 years old and from Sternderk, Czech Republic, was recalled by the Bruins on Tuesday, January 30. Later that night he made his NHL debut when he played three shifts before suffering a concussion in the club’s 7-1 loss in Buffalo.

Krejci was selected by the Bruins in the second round (63rd overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. This is Krejci’s first season in Providence after spending the previous two years playing for Gatineau Olympiques of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). While with Providence this season, Krejci has scored 15 goals and registered 29 assists in 44 games played.

The Black and Gold return to action on Tuesday night when the club travels to Washington, DC to take on the Capitols at 7:00 p.m. ET.

The Bruins return to the TD Banknorth Garden on Thursday night when they host the Hurricanes at 7:00 p.m. ET. This Thursday, as every Thursday night game, is a Student Night. All high school and college students are eligible for one half-price ticket in the $45.50 and $55.00 price range with a valid student ID.

Tickets are available for all home games online by clicking here, at the TD Banknorth Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 617.624.BEAR.
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