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Five Bruins Prospects Named to Preliminary World Juniors Rosters

The B's will be represented at the camps of four countries

by Riley Nelson @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - The Boston Bruins will have five prospects attending preliminary World Juniors camps next week. Daniel Bukac and Jakob Lauko will compete for a spot with the Czech Republic, Kyle Keyser will vie for a place with Team USA, Pavel Shen will suit up for Russia, and Jack Studnicka will strive for a selection from Team Canada.

Camps start as soon as next week, with preliminary rosters needing to pare down to 23 players ahead of the tournament. The 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship starts on December 26 in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia. The championship game will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019.

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Bruins Assign Anders Bjork To Providence

22-year-old has 1 goal, 2 assists in 20 NHL games this season

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, November 29, that the team has assigned forward Anders Bjork to the Providence Bruins.

Bjork, 22, has appeared in 20 games with Boston this season, tallying one goal and two assists for three points.

Bjork appeared in 30 games for Boston in 2017-18, tallying four goals and eight assists for 12 points with a plus-two rating. He also produced two goals and two assists in nine games with Providence. Bjork made his NHL debut on October 5, 2017 against the Nashville Predators in Boston where he tallied his first NHL assist and point. The forward later recorded his first NHL goal on October 14, 2017 vs. the Coyotes in Arizona.

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Bruins Recall Ryan Donato From Providence

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BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, November 28, that the team has recalled forward Ryan Donato from the Providence Bruins.

Donato, 22, has one goal in 11 appearances with Boston this season. He also has five goals and four assists for nine points in 10 games with Providence.

In 2017-18, following his junior season at Harvard, the 6-foot, 181-pound forward appeared in 12 regular season games with Boston, tallying five goals and four assists for 9 points. He also skated in three postseason games.

Donato was a finalist for the 2018 Hobey Baker Memorial Award, given annually to the best collegiate hockey player, after leading Harvard in scoring, recording 26 goals (4th in NCAA) and 17 assists for 43 points with a plus-15 rating in 29 games. He surpassed his previous career highs of 21 goals, 19 assists and 40 points while playing in seven fewer games.

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Bruins Assign Jakub Zboril

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BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, November 21, that the team has assigned defenseman Jakub Zboril to the Providence Bruins.

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Bruins Recall Colby Cave From Providence

Cave leads Providence in scoring this season with 18 points in 15 games

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, November 20, that the team has recalled forward Colby Cave from the Providence Bruins.

Cave leads Providence in scoring this season with six goals and 12 assists for 18 points with a plus-nine rating in 15 appearances.

He has served as the alternate captain for the Providence Bruins for the past three seasons. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound center skated in 72 games with Providence in 2017-18, tallying 11 goals and 22 assists for 33 points. He also appeared in three games with Boston last season, making his NHL debut on December 21 vs. Winnipeg. Cave enjoyed his best offensive season in 2016-17 with Providence, recording 13 goals and 22 assists for 35 points, while adding one goal and five assists for six points in 17 playoff games. In his first full professional season with Providence in 2015-16, the 23-year-old skated in 75 games and posted 13 goals and 16 assists for 29 points, while notching two goals and one assist in three playoff games.

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Bruins Recall Connor Clifton From Providence On Emergency Basis

Former Quinnipiac Captain has 4 assists, plus-4 rating in 14 AHL games this year

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, November 15, that the team has recalled defenseman Connor Clifton from the Providence Bruins on an emergency basis.

Clifton, 23, has skated in 14 games with Providence this season, tallying four assists with a plus-four rating (third on team).

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Bruins Recall Jeremy Lauzon From Providence On Emergency Basis

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BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, November 11, that the team has recalled defenseman Jeremy Lauzon from the Providence Bruins on an emergency basis.  

Lauzon, 21, has played four games with Boston this season, making his NHL debut on October 25 against the Philadelphia Flyers. He has also appeared in eight games with Providence this season, tallying one goal and three assists for four points.

In his first professional season with Providence in 2017-18, the 6-foot-3, 202-pound blueliner skated in 52 games, compiling one goal and six assists for seven points with 38 penalty minutes and a plus-one rating.

Prior to joining the professional ranks, Lauzon played four seasons with Rouyn-Noranda of the QMJHL from 2013-17. He played in 200 career QMJHL games, totaling 35 goals and 95 assists for 130 points with 282 penalty minutes and a plus-81 rating.

The Val D'or, Quebec native was originally selected by Boston in the second round (52nd overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

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Bruins Recall Dan Vladar On Emergency Basis

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BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, November 10, that the team has recalled goaltender Dan Vladar from the Providence Bruins on an emergency basis.

Vladar, 21, has compiled a 1-3-0 record with a 2.81 goals against average and .899 save percentage in six appearances with Providence this season.

In 2017-18, Vladar split time between the Providence Bruins (AHL) and Atlanta Gladiators (ECHL). He compiled a 2-2-0 record with a 2.23 goals against average and .924 save percentage in four appearances with Providence, while earning a 17-18-1 record with a 2.96 goals against average and .911 save percentage in 41 appearances with Atlanta. In his first professional season in 2016-17, Vladar also split time between Providence and Atlanta. He recorded a 4-0-1 record with a 2.62 goals against average and .921 save percentage in eight games with Providence, while posting a 5-9-1 record with a 3.89 goals against average and .887 save percentage in 18 games with Atlanta.

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Bruins Recall Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson From Providence

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BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, November 9, that the team has recalled forward Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson from the Providence Bruins.  

Forsbacka Karlsson, 22, has appeared in nine games with Providence this season, tallying one goal and three assists for four points. In his first professional season with Providence in 2017-18, the 6-foot-1, 184-pound center ranked eighth on the team in scoring with 15 goals and 17 assists for 32 points in 58 appearances. He also made his NHL debut on April 8, 2017 against the Washington Capitals.

Prior to turning pro, Forsbacka Karlsson played two seasons of collegiate hockey at Boston University from 2015-17. He served as alternate captain of the Terriers as a sophomore in 2016-17, posting 14 goals and 19 assists for 33 points with 32 penalty minutes and a plus-11 rating. The Terriers were undefeated in games in which he scored a goal (9-0-1). He was selected to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team as a freshman in 2015-16 after notching 10 goals and 20 assists for 30 points with 28 penalty minutes and a plus-four rating.

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Bruins Assign Anton Blidh & Jeremy Lauzon To Providence

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BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, November 6, that the team has assigned forward Anton Blidh and defenseman Jeremy Lauzon to the Providence Bruins.  

Blidh ranks third on the P-Bruins in scoring this season with two goals and four assists for six points in 11 AHL games. The 6-foot, 201-pound forward also leads the team with 19 penalty minutes.

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