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Bruins recall Nick Johnson 12.31.13 at 10:47 am ET
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WILMINGTON — The Bruins recalled Nick Johnson from Providence on an emergency basis Tuesday, a suggestion that Carl Soderberg might not be able to play Tuesday night against the Islanders.

All Bruins were present for Tuesday’s morning skate, including Zdeno Chara, Dougie Hamilton and Loui Eriksson. Chara is working his way back from an undisclosed injury, while Eriksson began skating Monday.

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Carl Soderberg out vs. Senators; Bruins recall David Warsofsky and Nick Johnson 12.28.13 at 12:37 pm ET
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Carl Soderberg did not travel to Ottawa and will not play Saturday night against the Senators, according to the Bruins. With both Soderberg and Dennis Seidenberg out, the Bruins have recalled forward Nick Johnson and defenseman David Warsofsky from Providence.

This is the second injury of the season for Soderberg, who missed the first six games with an ankle injury suffered during the preseason. He joins Seidenberg, Dougie Hamilton, Loui Eriksson, Chris Kelly and the suspended Shawn Thornton as players currently out of Boston’s lineup.

Johnson and Warsofky had been up with the Bruins this month and had played seven and three games, respectively. Both players were sent down Tuesday.

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B’s send Nick Johnson, David Warsofsky to Providence 12.24.13 at 3:25 pm ET
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The Bruins on Tuesday assigned forward Nick Johnson and defenseman David Warsofsky to AHL Providence, an indication that some of the injured B’s are ready to return.

Johnson, a former Dartmouth College star, played in seven games since his call-up on Dec. 10, recording no points or penalty minutes, with six shots on goal.

Warsofsky, from Marshfield and Boston University, made his NHL debut on Thursday against the Sabres. He collected five shots but no points in three games.

Forward Daniel Paille (out seven games with concussion symptoms) and defenseman Dougie Hamilton (out since Dec. 8 with a lower-body injury) have made progress as they’ve recovered from their injuries, but Paille did not travel to Nashville for Monday’s game and Hamilton, though he has been skating, has yet to practice with the team. The B’s could ice six defensemen without him and Warsofsky thanks to the recent return of Adam McQuaid. With McQuaid returning to the lineup Monday, the B’s made Matt Bartkowski a healthy scratch against the Predators.

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Bruins recall Nick Johnson on emergency basis 12.10.13 at 2:00 pm ET
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The Bruins announced a pair of roster moves Tuesday, placing Loui Eriksson on injured reserve and recalling forward Nick Johnson from Providence on an emergency basis.

Eriksson suffered a concussion in Saturday’s win over the Penguins. Placing a player on injured reserve means they can’t play for the seven days following the injury, meaning Eriksson won’t be eligible to return to the Bruins’ lineup until next Tuesday against the Flames at the earliest.

Johnson’s call-up comes with a number of Bruins battling the flu. Johnson, 27, has 11 goals and nine assists for 20 points this season with a plus-seven rating.

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Bruins review: Good week for Krejci line, Nick Johnson is scoring in Providence 10.27.13 at 7:00 am ET
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Reviewing the week that was in Bruins land.

At 7-3-0 on the season, the Bruins currently stand tied with the Lightning for second in the Atlantic Division with 14 points. They’re two points behind the Maple Leafs, who have played 12 games to Boston’s 10.

Though the timing of the games conflicted with the World Series so very few people saw the games, the B’s had a pretty hectic week. They lost a top player to a head shot, got a big win against a team that outplayed them and had an awful loss against a lesser team.


Milan Lucic, a big sports fan, talked about how much he appreciates that his career is taking place in Boston during such a great run for Boston sports
The Bruins beat the Sabres in Buffalo (recap)…
‘€¦ But John Scott gave Loui Eriksson a concussion with a dirty elbow to the head
The Bruins announced that Eriksson is out indefinitely with the aforementioned concussion
The Bruins gave the Sharks their first regulation loss of the season thanks to David Krejci’s last-second goal (recap)
Jarome Iginla scored his first goal as a Bruin
People made fun of Carlos Beltran for leaving Game 1 of the World Series with a rib injury. Patrice Bergeron defended him
Michael Ryder came back with the Devils explained why he turned down the Bruins’ offer this summer in free agency
The Bruins blew a lead in the last 1:08 and lost in regulation (recap)


David Krejci: The Bruins’ first-line center had two points in each of this week’s three games (one goal, five assists). Maybe, just maybe, this is the season when Krejci keeps the pedal to the metal the whole way through.

Milan Lucic: The 25-year-old has almost matched his goal total of last season, as his six goals through 10 games are just one shy of the seven he managed in 46 games last season. He scored two on Wednesday against the Sabres and added another Saturday.

Jarome Iginla: Rounding out what’s been quite the party for Krejci’s line, Iginla finally started seeing his strong play turn into goals. A night after a scoring change cost him a goal, Iginla’s first as a Bruin came when he threw the rebound of a Dennis Seidenberg point shot back on net Thursday. He made it two on the season when a puck he sent in front of Martin Brodeur from low in the zone went off Damien Brunner‘s skate and into the net.


Loui Eriksson: Obviously. After looking like someone who was learning a new system in the first few games of the season, Eriksson appeared to be getting more comfortable, something that was likely helped by the B’s putting former Dallas linemate Reilly Smith on his line. Eriksson’s injury didn’t need to happen, so the league should act accordingly when they meet with Scott on Tuesday.

The Bruins’ penalty kill: After a week in which the B’s killed off all five of their penalties, the Bruins allowed five power-play goals this week, four of which occurred on Saturday.

Carl Soderberg: Playing in his second, third and fourth games of the season, Soderberg was nothing to write home about this week. He had a couple of secondary helpers against the Sabres (though he also took a goalie interference penalty), but he managed just one shot on goal over the three games and was invisible against the Devils. There’s been good and bad from Soderberg so far, so we’ll see how he ends up settling in.


The P-Bruins enjoyed 4-3 shootout win over the Springfield Falcons Friday night. Providence got a pair of goals from Nick Johnson, who leads then with five on the season, with Justin Florek netting the other. David Warsofsky got the game-winner in the shootout.

Bobby Robins made his season debut after suffering a knee injury in training camp with the big club. Robins picked up an assist on Florek’s goal and fought Jean-Francois Jacques in a game in which the Robins had nine penalty minutes.

Niklas Svedberg got the start in net for Providence, making 36 saves in regulation and overtime and stopping five of the six shots he faced in the shootout.

Through seven games, Ryan Spooner has two goals and three assist for five points and a minus-3 rating. Matt Fraser has three goals and one assist for four points and a minus-4 rating. Jared Knight has three points (two goals, one assist) and a plus-1. Svedberg has played five games to Malcolm Subban‘s two.

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Bruins waive Nick Johnson; David Krejci, Carl Soderberg ‘day-to-day’ 09.29.13 at 12:01 pm ET
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Both David Krejci and Carl Soderberg were absent from Bruins practice Sunday, with the B’s placing forward Nick Johnson on waivers just prior to the skate. The team made the move with the intention of sending Johnson to Providence, but he must clear waivers first.

Krejci missed Friday’s preseason finale with back spasms.

“Right now I would say they’re just day-to-day,” Claude Julien said after Sunday’s practice. “Maybe as we move further it might be better. To be honest with you, with Krej it might be better.

“With Carl, I’m not sure yet, because the injury was suffered when he hit a rut the other night. It’s still up in the air as far as the seriousness of it. We had first deemed it minor and now it’s questionable.”

Johnson being placed on waivers means that the team’s roster is more or less set. Jordan Caron will be the team’s 13th forward, while the team will keep eight defensemen (with Kevan Miller the eighth).

Assuming all players are healthy, the roster should look like this for opening night based on the players currently on the roster:

Milan LucicDavid Krejci – Jarome Iginla
Brad MarchandPatrice Bergeron – Loui Eriksson
Carl Soderberg – Chris Kelly – Reilly Smith
Daniel PailleGregory CampbellShawn Thornton

Zdeno CharaJohnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg – Dougie Hamilton
Torey Krug – Adam McQuaid

Tuukka Rask
Chad Johnson

Healthy scratches: Jordan Caron, Matt Bartkowski, Kevan Miller

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