BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has recalled forward Trent Whitfield from Providence on an emergency basis. Whitfield is expected join the team for practice on Friday morning at 11:30 a.m. at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, MA.
The 32-year-old Whitfield was signed by the Bruins as a free agent on July 13, 2009 and has appeared in seven games this season for Boston. He has skated in 26 games for Providence this year and has registered 9-11-20 totals. In his career, Whitfield has appeared in 184 NHL games with the B’s, Capitals, Rangers and Blues and tallied 11 goals and 17 assists.