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B's Recall Sobotka, Nokelainen on IR

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
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Boston, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has recalled forward Vladimir Sobotka from the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League) on an emergency basis and placed Petteri Nokelainen on injured reserve. Sobotka is expected to be available for Saturday’s game against the Washington Capitals at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Sobotka has played in 23 games for Boston during the 2008-2009 season and recorded 1-3-4 totals. In 26 games with the P-Bruins this year, Sobotka tallied 13 goals and 15 assists. 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) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

In 33 NHL games this season, Nokelainen compiled a 0-3-3 line and has eight goals and seven assists in 105 career games. He was injured during the Bruins/Sharks game on Tuesday, February 10.

Nokelainen skated in 57 regular season games for Boston in 2007-2008 and tallied seven goals and three assists in addition to contributing 3-5-8 totals in eight regular season games for Providence.

The Bruins will play their third game of a six-game homestand when they host the Washington Capitals on Saturday, February 28, at 1:00 p.m. ET at the TD Banknorth Garden.
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