Boston, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced Saturday that the club has recalled center Martin St. Pierre from the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League) and placed forward Marco Sturm on long-term injured reserve. St. Pierre will join the team after the Bruins’ Saturday matinee against the Hurricanes and travel with the club on their upcoming road trip to St. Louis and New Jersey. Sturm, meanwhile, is out indefinitely due to injury.
The leading scorer for the P-Bruins this season and second leading scorer in the AHL, St. Pierre has recorded a 10-25=35 line in 30 games. His 25 assists lead the team and his 10 goals rank tied for second. This is St. Pierre’s first recall to Boston this season.
The 25-year-old St. Pierre has appeared in 21 NHL games in his career - all with Chicago - and has tallied one goal and three 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.
Sturm has appeared in 19 games this year for Boston and recorded 7-6=13 totals with a +9 plus/minus rating. Sturm led all Boston goal-scorers last year with 27 tallies.
The Bruins embark on a five-game road trip following this afternoon’s game against Carolina, as they will play the Blues in St. Louis on 12/21, the Devils in New Jersey on 12/23, the Hurricanes in Carolina on 12/27 the Thrashers in Atlanta on 12/28 and the Penguins in Pittsburgh on 12/30 before hosting the Penguins on New Year’s Day.