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B's Recall Spooner from Providence and Assign Subban to Providence

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins

BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, February 21, that the club has recalled forward Ryan Spooner from Providence and assigned goaltender Malcolm Subban to Providence. Spooner will join the Boston club on Saturday evening in Chicago and be eligible for their game against the Blackhawks on Sunday, February 22.

Spooner has played in five games for Boston this season. In his NHL career, the centerman has competed in 32 games from 2012-15, posting 11 assists with six penalty minutes.

Spooner joins Boston coming off of a two-goal game against Phantoms in Lehigh Valley on Friday evening (February 20). The forward has appeared in 33 games for Providence this season, notching eight goals and 18 assists for 26 points.

At the American Hockey League level with Providence, Spooner has skated in 149 games, recording 39-97=136 totals.

Spooner was drafted by the Bruins in the second round (45th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Subban made his NHL debut on February 21 against the Blues in St. Louis.

Subban has played in 24 games for Providence this season where the 21-year-old goaltender has posted a 2.47 goals against average and a .920 save percentage, to earn a 10-10-3 record.

On January 28, 2015 the American Hockey League announced that Subban was selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending January 25, 2015. Subban allowed just three goals on 91 shots in three starts that week, going 2-1-0 with a 0.99 goals against average and a .967 save percentage.

The 6’2’’, 200-pound Toronto, ON, Canada native was drafted by Boston in the first round (24th overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

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