BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, February 9, that the team has recalled defenseman Urho Vaakanainen on an emergency basis.
The 21-year-old defenseman has four goals and eight assists through 42 games played this season with the Providence Bruins and ranks third on the team with a plus-14 rating. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Finland native has played in seven career NHL games, including two in Boston during the 2018-19 season. Vaakanainen was originally selected by Boston in the first round (18th overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
Sweeney also announced that the team has placed Joakim Nordstrom on injured reserve.