BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, February 23, that the team has taken forward Austin Czarnik off injured reserve and assigned him to the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL). Czarnik was previously placed on injured reserve on February 7 with a lower-body injury. Sweeney also announced that the team has assigned defenseman Joe Morrow to Providence for conditioning purposes.
Czarnik, 24, has skated in 47 games with Boston in 2016-17, posting five goals and eight assists for 13 points. He has also skated in two games with Providence this season, posting one goal and two assists for three points.
He appeared in 68 games with Providence in 2015-16, tallying 20 goals and 41 assists for 61 points with a plus-17 rating. The 5-foot-9, 167-pound forward ranked 7th in the AHL in points and 11th in assists in his rookie season with Providence.
The Washington, Michigan native originally signed an entry-level contract with the Bruins on April 1, 2015.
Morrow has skated in 17 games this season with Boston, recording one assist. In 65 NHL games with Boston from 2014-17, the 6-foot-1, 199-pound blueliner has posted two goals and seven assists for nine points with 16 penalty minutes. Morrow has also appeared in 155 career AHL games, compiling 14 goals and 46 assists for 60 points.
The Edmonton, Alberta native was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.