Rookie Forward Appeared in Three Games for Reading

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 19th season in the American Hockey League, today announced that they have recalled forward Antoine Roussel from the ECHL's Reading Royals. 

Roussel, 21, was assigned to Reading on Jan. 29 and went on to appear in three games for the Royals while recording one assist. The rookie forward has dressed in 25 contests for Providence this season, tallying five assists and a plus-four rating.

The undrafted native of Roubaix, France, signed an AHL contract with Providence on Aug. 9, 2010 after spending four junior seasons with the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. In juniors, Roussel registered 154 points, including 63 goals, in 272 games between the regular season and playoffs.

The P-Bruins' roster is now comprised of 22 players, including 13 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders.

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