BOSTON, MA -
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has assigned forward Vladimir Sobotka to the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League).
Sobotka has played in 25 games for Boston during the 2008-2009 season and recorded 1-4-5 totals. On April 10, he was recalled from Providence on an emergency basis and recorded 0-1-1 totals in the Bruins last two games of the regular season against Buffalo and the Islanders.
In 44 games with the P-Bruins this year, Sobotka contributed 20 goals, 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 the first game of the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Thursday, April 16, when they host the Montreal Canadiens at 7:00 p.m. ET at the TD Banknorth Garden.