Second-Year Pro Could Make NHL Debut for B's on Sunday

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 19th season in the American Hockey League, today announced that the National Hockey League's Boston Bruins have recalled forward Jamie Arniel from Providence on an emergency basis. Arniel will join the parent Bruins on their trip to Atlanta and be available for Sunday's game against the Thrashers.

This is Arniel's second NHL recall of the season after going up on Nov. 9 and serving as a healthy scratch in Boston's game against Pittsburgh the following night. He was then returned to Providence on Nov. 11.

The 21-year-old second-year pro has appeared in all 19 of Providence's games this season and he currently leads the P-Bruins in scoring with nine goals and 16 points. He also paces Providence with 65 shots on net.

The Kingston, Ontario, native completed a very successful rookie season for Providence in 2009-10, winning the team's Rookie of the Year award after leading all first-year P-Bruins with 28 points and 16 assists. Arniel's 67 games were highlighted by a six-game goal-scoring streak in November, trying a franchise record, seven multi-point games and the AHL's Rookie of the Month and Providence's Player of the Month awards for November.

Arniel was selected by Boston 97th overall in the fourth round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

The P-Bruins' roster is now comprised of 23 players, including 14 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders.

After a rare Saturday off, the P-Bruins get back to work on Sunday at The Dunk, playing host to the Portland Pirates for Silly Band Night at 4:05 p.m. The silly band packs are free to the first 1,000 kids age 12 and under. P-Bruins ticket packages and individual game tickets are on sale now for the 2010-11 season. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Providence Bruins ticket office at (401) 273-5000 or log on to the team website at  

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