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Bruins Recall Hunwick & Sobotka

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
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Boston, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has recalled defenseman Matt Hunwick and forward Vladimir Sobotka from Providence (American Hockey League).  

New York Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo (21) tries to control the puck on Boston Bruins' Matt Hunwick during the first period of a pre-season NHL hockey game in Boston Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
Hunwick spent the majority of the 2007-2008 season in Providence where he posted 2-21-23 totals in 55 games.  He was recalled to Boston on four separate occasions last year and tallied one assist in 13 games.  The University of Michigan graduate was drafted by the Bruins in the seventh round (224th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.  He was assigned to Providence on October 7, 2008 and has tallied two assists in two appearances for the P-Bruins this year.

Assigned to Providence on October 8, 2008, Sobotka tallied two goals and two assists in the first two games for the P-Bruins this year.  He split the 2007-2008 season between Boston and Providence, and with Boston, saw action in 48 regular season games, contributed one goal and six assists and added two goals in six postseason games.  With Providence, he had 10-10-20 totals in 18 games.  Sobotka was drafted by Boston in the fourth round (106th overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Hunwick and Sobotka are expected to join the Bruins today and travel to Montreal for the team’s game against the Canadiens on Wednesday, October 15 (7:30 p.m. ET, TV: NESN, RADIO: WBZ 1030AM).
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