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A first taste…

Posted By Mike Petraglia On December 14, 2008 @ 10:24 am In General | No Comments

Martins Karsums [1] made his NHL [2] debut on Saturday night, playing with Vladimir Sobotka and Shawn Thornton [3] on the Bruins fourth line. He was Boston’s second round pick in 2004. In the Juniors, he was a star for the Moncton Wildcats of the QMJHL (see the highlight clips below).

The 22-year-old right wing played eight minutes, 52 seconds, 10 shifts while blocking a shot and doling out two hits. But he did enough to impress coach Claude Julien [4] on Saturday before being sent back down to Providence after the game.

“I thought he was good tonight. To me, he almost had a couple of goals there. He had two real good chances to score,” Julien said.

Julien was asked if the team was sending him back down immediately.

“Have they announced that yet? Whether we’re going to keep him or not? Well, he’s going back. That’s the official announcement from the coach,” Julien said.

But don’t be surprised if Karsums get another chance in the not-too-distant future.


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