Boston, MA -- Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has assigned forward Vladimir Sobotka to the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League). Sobotka was most recently recalled to Boston on Friday, February 27 and was a healthy scratch during today’s 4-3 overtime loss to the Capitals.
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.
The Bruins will play their fourth game of a six-game homestand when they host the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. ET at the TD Banknorth Garden.