The Bruins recalled defenseman Johnny Boychuk  for Providence Saturday afternoon and he will be jumping into the lineup in place of Matt Hunwick when the Bruins host the Toronto Maple Leafs  tonight.
Boychuk had been assigned to Providence on Wednesday for conditioning. He played in two games, scoring a goal in one of the contests for the P-Bruins.
Bruins coach Claude Julien  explained the move prior to tonight’s contest.
“I think Matt hasn’t played as well as he’d like to and as well as we know he can play,” Julien said. “It’s one of those things where we need to continue to work with him.”