Boston, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the team has recalled defenseman Matt Lashoff from the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League) on an emergency basis. Lashoff has traveled with the team to New York City for their game against the Rangers Sunday, March 9 at 3:00 p.m. ET.
This season, Lashoff has played in nine games for Boston tallying one goal and one assist. His last game with the NHL club came in a 1-0 loss on January 8, 2008 against the Carolina Hurricanes. He was assigned to Providence on January 11.
While with Providence this season, Lashoff has played in 53 games, tallying seven goals and 27 assists. He is also a plus-8 on the season.
The 21-year-old East Greenbush, NY, native made his NHL debut on October 26, 2006 against the Montreal Canadiens and scored his first point (assist) on November 2, 2006 against the Buffalo Sabres. Lashoff was the Bruins’ first pick, 22nd overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
The Bruins embark on a short road trip to New York and Ottawa before returning to the TD Banknorth Garden on Thursday to face off against the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7:00 p.m. ET.