Providence Bruins

Nov 10, 2017


Providence, RI – It was another busy week of transactions for the Providence Bruins as their parent club deals with the injury bug. The P-Bruins have received two of their star players back from Boston, though have sent one player to the NHL and one to the ECHL.

Austin Czarnik, Providence’s leading scorer despite just five AHL games, returned to Providence November 9 just in time for their weekend road trip. Czarnik has four goals and six assists for 10 points and has scored in each game he’s played in this season with the P-Bruins. Among AHL players with more than one game played, Czarnik leads the league with his 2.00 points per game and will add an immediate boost to a Providence offense that was shutout twice in three games last weekend.

Zane McIntyre has been up and down all season long as the Boston Bruins have dealt with goaltending injuries, and this week was no exception. After he was reassigned to Providence prior to their game on November 5, he was again recalled on an emergency basis the following day. He was returned to Providence November 7, making it five times this year the 25-year old has been recalled and subsequently sent down. McIntyre has yet to play in the NHL this season, but in six games for the P-Bruins he has a 4-2 record with a 2.51 GAA and a save percentage of 90.7%

With the starting gig now belonging to McIntyre, 20-year old Dan Vladar was reassigned to the ECHL Atlanta Gladiators where he can assume a larger role. Vladar has played well in two games with Providence, going 1-1 with a 1.44 GAA and a save percentage of 94.9%. He now will take over as the starter in Atlanta where he has a 2-1 record and a 3.37 GAA.

Providence will be without one of their top defensemen for the foreseeable future as Rob O’Gara was recalled to Boston November 6. A staple on the team’s penalty kill, the 24-year old has been immediately inserted into Boston’s lineup and now has played three games with the Bruins this season. In seven games with Providence this year he has two assists and a +4 rating.

Providence has now six players that have skated for both them and Boston this season: O’Gara, Czarnik, Jordan Szwarz, Kenny Agostino, Matt Grzelcyk and Danton Heinen. The P-Bruins have a pair of weekend road match-ups against division opponents. They will take on the first place Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins Saturday at 7:05pm before traveling to Springfield for a 3:05pm Sunday tilt against the Thunderbirds.

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The Providence Bruins are the American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Boston Bruins, playing their home games at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, RI. Spanning more than 25 years, the Boston/Providence affiliation is one of the longest and most successful player development partnerships in professional hockey history.

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