Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has recalled forward Vladimir Sobotka from the Providence Bruins on an emergency basis (American Hockey League). Sobotka is expected to join the Boston Bruins today and be available for tonight's game against the Montreal Canadiens at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Sobotka has played in 23 games for Boston during the 2008-2009 season and recorded 1-3=4 totals. In 44 games with the P-Bruins this year, Sobotka contributed 20 goals and 24 assists and a +11 plus/minus rating. He split the 2007-2008 season between Boston and Providence. With Boston, he saw action in 48 regular season games and contributed one goal and six assists and added two goals in six postseason games. With Providence last year, he had 10-10=20 totals in 18 regular season games and added four assists over six postseason games.
Sobotka was originally drafted by the Bruins in the 4th round (106th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
The Bruins play their final home game of the 2008-2009 regular season Thursday, April 9 when they host the Montreal Canadiens at 7:00 p.m. ET at the TD Banknorth Garden.