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Lucic Placed on Long Term Injured Reserve

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
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BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has recalled forwards Guillaume Lefebvre, Brad Marchand and Vladimir Sobotka from the Providence Bruins and placed forward Milan Lucic on Long Term Injured Reserve. Lefebvre’s recall is on an emergency basis.

Invited to Boston’s training camp on a tryout agreement, Lefebvre tallied one assist and 14 penalty minutes in five games for the Bruins this preseason.  On September 26, the Bruins signed Lefebvre to a one-year contract, and on Monday, September 28 he was assigned to Providence.

Lefebvre was recalled by the Bruins on an emergency basis on Saturday, October 17 and played 11:01 in the Bruins 4-1 loss in Phoenix.

This morning, Lefebvre was loaned back to the Providence Bruins and had 17 PIM’s in the squad’s 7-2 in over the Portland Pirates.  With the Providence Bruins this season, Lefebvre has appeared in five games with 0-1=1 totals and 42 penalty minutes.

Assigned to Providence on September 28, 2009, Marchand appeared in five games this preseason for Boston and netted two goals. With Providence this season, Marchand has appeared in six games, tallying 6-2=8 totals.

Marchand was selected by Boston in the third round (71st overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.   Last season with the P-Bruins he notched 18-41=59 totals in 79 games.

Sobotka, who was selected by the Bruins in the fourth round (106th overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, has split the last two seasons between Boston and Providence. With Boston, he has appeared in 73 regular season games, recording two goals and 10 assists. With Providence, he has registered 30-34=64 totals in 62 regular seasoncontests.

Sobotka skated in seven games with Boston this preseason and tallied 1-1=2 totals, before being assigned to Providence on September 30, 2009.  This season with Providence he has appeared in six games and has amassed 4-6=10 totals.

Lucic was placed on long term injured reserve after suffering a broken finger in the Bruins 3-0 win over the Dallas Stars on Friday, October 16.  He has appeared in six games for the Bruins this season, tallying 0-3=3 totals.

The Bruins are in action next when they host the Nashville Predators at the TD Garden on Wednesday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. ET (TV:NESN, Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub).

TRANSACTION:  Boston Bruins recall forwards Guillaume Lefebvre (emergency basis), Brad Marchand and Vladimir Sobotka from the Providence Bruins and place forward Milan Lucic on Long Term Injured Reserve.
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