I hope Niklas Svedberg enjoyed every last second of his night in Boston with the big club.
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The Bruins announced Thursday night they have sent Svedberg back to Providence following the teams 3-2 win over Nashville on Thursday.
The Bruins had wanted to give Svedberg a chance on the big stage, and they gave him the call last Friday and hoped to work him into game action soon thereafter. The season-ending injury to Dennis Seidenberg complicated matters, and Svedberg was sent back down to Providence.
But the B's brought him back for tonight, and Svedberg did not disappoint, making 33 saves and notching the win in his first career start in the NHL.
Svedberg has nothing to hang his head over in regards to the move. Save for a few juicy rebounds yielded by the 24-year-old Swedish netminder, he played extremely well in his first career start, and he definitely did not squander the opportunity to make an impression for the fans, his teammates, coaches and those higher up in the organization.
The Bruins brass simply wanted a glimpse into what they have waiting in the wings down in Providence, and its safe to say the likes of coach Claude Julien, GM Peter Chiarelli and President Cam Neely were rather impressed with his performance.
The B's will roll with Chad Johnson as the backup goalie for now. But if Johnson lets in another bad goal or two in his next start, Svedberg will probably not have to wait as long for the next phone call asking him to pack his bags for Boston.