Svedberg sent to Providence on conditioning loan; Subban recalled
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Backup goalie Niklas Svedberg has been sent down to the Bruins’ AHL team in Providence on what GM Peter Chiarelli has called a ‘conditioning loan.’
Head coach Claude Julien told reporters after today’s practice that Svedberg’s transaction was most likely only a temporary thing, aimed to getting him some playing time before a tough stretch of games ahead. Svedberg has appeared in 12 games this season. He’s had two shutouts, earning him a 5-5-0 record. Julien said that the big club expects Svedberg’s trip to Providence to only be “a weekend thing,” open to change.
Providence goalie Malcolm Subban has been recalled by the club. Subban said his first call up is “a great opportunity and I’m very excited I got the call. Just trying to take a professional approach…practice hard and be ready.”
In 22 games with the Providence Bruins, Subban has a 9-10-2 record. He was named AHL Player of the Week on January 28th.
Right now, the Bruins remain only six points behind the Detroit Red Wings, who are third in the Eastern Conference. If the Bruins could continue their progression, they could find themselves slotting out of the Wild Card spot and into the top three in the conference.
“We know where we’re at - we have to put some wins together, get on a roll,” center David Krejci said this afternoon.