Boston, MA -
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has recalled center Martin St. Pierre from the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League) on an emergency basis.
St. Pierre - who was assigned to Providence on December 31 after initially being recalled on December 20 - recorded one goal and one assist during the Bruins recent five game road trip. His first goal as a Bruin came on a shorthanded tally in a 5-2 victory over the Penguins on Tuesday night. The leading scorer for the P-Bruins this season, St. Pierre has registered a 10-25=35 line in 30 games. His 25 assists lead the team and his 10 goals rank tied for second.
The 25-year-old St. Pierre has appeared in 26 NHL games in his career - 21 with Chicago, five with Boston - and has tallied two goals and four assists. Signed as a free agent by the Blackhawks on November 12, 2005, St. Pierre was acquired by the Bruins on July 24, 2008 in exchange for Pascal Pelletier. The 5'9", 185-pound Ottawa, Ontario native spent the majority of the 2007-2008 campaign playing for Chicago’s AHL affiliate in Rockford where he earned 21-67=88 totals in 69 games.
Winners of nine straight, the Bruins will host the Penguins on Thursday, January 1 at 7:00 p.m. ET.