BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has assigned center Yan Stastny to the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League. Stastny was recalled by the club yesterday and although he did not play, he was with the team in Pittsburgh for its overtime win last night.
Stastny, a 24-year-old center, is in his second season with the Bruins after being acquired along with Marty Reasoner and a 2006 second round draft pick (Milan Lucic
) for Sergei Samsonov on March 9, 2006. He began the season in Boston and played in 11 games, tallying one assist, before being assigned to Providence on November 13.
He was recalled by Boston on November 16 prior to the team’s game against Toronto, but he did not play in the game and was reassigned to Providence on November 17.
This season, Stastny has played in three games with Providence and tallied one assist.
Last season Stastny played in 17 games for Boston, scoring one goal and registering three assists. Although he did not appear in any regular season games in Providence, he did play in six post-season games last season, tallying five assists.
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