Rookie Defenseman Registered One Assist in Five Games

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in the playoffs for the 15th time in 17 American Hockey League seasons, announced that defenseman Denis Reul has been released from his Amateur Tryout Agreement. With the move, the P-Bruins have 29 players on their roster, including 15 forwards, 10 defensemen and four goaltenders.

Reul, 19, signed with Providence on March 27 following his second full season with the Lewiston MAINEiacs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He appeared in five regular season games for the P-Bruins, making his professional debut on March 28 versus the Hartford Wolf Pack before then tallying his first pro point with an assist on April 10 against the Portland Pirates. Reul did not suit up for a Providence playoff game.

Prior to joining the P-Bruins, the rookie posted offensive career-highs with four goals, 14 assists and 18 points in 60 games for the MAINEiacs. Reul's junior season ended on March 25 after he went scoreless in four playoff games as Lewiston was swept out of the postseason by the Drummondville Voltigeurs. The defenseman missed some time during the regular season while playing for his native Germany in the World Junior Championships.

In two seasons for Lewiston, Reul totaled seven goals, 25 assists and 32 points, along with 190 penalty minutes in 127 games. He added 14 PIM while going scoreless in 10 playoff games overall. A native of Marktredwitz, Germany, Reul was selected 130th overall by the Boston Bruins in round five of the 2007 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

Tickets are on sale now for the 2009 Calder Cup Playoffs for Game 5 of the best-of-seven Atlantic Division Semifinals series against the Portland Pirates. Game 5 will be played at The Dunk on Friday, April 24 at 7:05 p.m. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the P-Bruins ticket office at (401) 273-5000 or log on to the team website Tickets may be purchased in person by visiting the Dunkin' Donuts Center Box Office or all TicketMaster outlets.