BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has recalled defenseman Andy Wozniewski from the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League) on an emergency basis. Wozniewski will join the team in San Jose today and be available for Thursday's game against the Sharks.
The 29-year-old Wozniewski made his Bruins debut on December 18, 2009 in Chicago and has skated in two games for Boston this year.
Wozniewski had appeared in 38 games for the P-Bruins and recorded 7-20=27 totals this season. His 27 points are tops among all Providence blueliners and rank second overall on the team.
He was signed by Boston as a free agent on September 9, 2009 after splitting last year between the AHL affiliates of the Penguins and Blues. The Buffalo Grove, Illinois native has tallied 2-10=12 totals and 81 penalty minutes in 79 career NHL games with the Bruins, Blues and the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was signed to his first pro contract with Toronto on May 27, 2004 and was a member of the Leafs organization until he signed as a free agent by the Blues on July 17, 2008. He was traded to Pittsburgh on March 4, 2009 before signing with the Bs as a free agent on September 9, 2009.
The Bruins face the Sharks in San Jose Thursday night at 10:30 p.m. ET (TV: NESN, RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub).