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St. Pierre to Providence, Bergeron on IR

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
Boston, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has assigned center Martin St. Pierre to the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League) and placed forward Patrice Bergeron on injured reserve.

St. Pierre saw action in all five games during the Bruins recent road trip since being recalled on December 20, and recorded one goal and one assist. His first goal as a Bruin came on a shorthanded tally against the Penguins on Tuesday night. The leading scorer for the P-Bruins this season, St. Pierre has registered a 10-25-35 line in 30 games. His 25 assists lead the team and his 10 goals rank tied for second.

The 25-year-old St. Pierre has appeared in 26 NHL games in his career - 21 with Chicago, five with Boston - and has tallied two goals and four assists. Signed as a free agent by the Blackhawks on November 12, 2005, St. Pierre was acquired by the Bruins on July 24, 2008 in exchange for Pascal Pelletier. The 5’9’’, 185-pound Ottawa, Ontario native spent the majority of the 2007-2008 campaign playing for Chicago’s AHL affiliate in Rockford where he earned 21-67-88 totals in 69 games.

In 31 games this season, Bergeron compiled a 4-14-18 line and has 76 goals and 131 assists in 270 career NHL games. He was injured during the Bruins/Hurricanes game on Saturday, December 20.

Winners of nine straight, the Bruins will host the Penguins on Thursday, January 1 at 7:00 p.m. ET.
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