B's send Spooner back to Providence, sign Brian Ferlin to entry-level contract
The Bruins made a few roster moves ahead of playing in their final couple of games this weekend.
First, they sent forward Ryan Spooner back down to Providence after he was recalled to give Patrice Bergeron a night off versus Winnipeg on Thursday night. Spooner played 14:18 and registered one shot on net and was a plus-1 on the night.
Spooner skated in 23 total games for the Bruins in 2013-14, totaling 11 assists with an even plus/minus. He has 11 goals and 45 points in 45 games for Providence this season.
The Bruins are expected to send out their full compliment of players tomorrow versus the Sabres in an effort to get back on track after dropping three out of their last four games. They have been resting players along the way, with Jarome Iginla, David Krejci, Zdeno Chara and Bergeron all getting time off these last two weeks.
Spooner will head back to Providence and play with them for the rest of their season. Expect him to be the first call-up should the Bruins run into injury troubles when the playoffs start.
The Bruins also signed Brian Ferlin to an entry-level contract on Friday. Ferlin played in 32 games for Cornell University this year, leading the team in goals (13) and points (27). In his three years at Cornell, Ferlin appeared in 92 games, racking up 31 goals and 41 assists for 72 total points.
Ferlin was drafted by the Bruins in the 4th round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.