The Boston Bruins on Thursday recalled forward Alex Khokhlachev from Providence of the American Hockey League on an emergency basis. He will be available to play Thursday against the Montreal Canadiens.
Khokhlachev, 21, has five goals and six assists in 12 AHL games this season. He made his NHL debut last season, with two penalty minutes and two shots on goal April 13 against the New Jersey Devils.
A second-round pick (No. 40) at the 2011 NHL Draft, Khokhlachev had 21 goals and 57 points in 65 AHL games last season, his first full professional season.