Bruins recall goaltender Svedberg from Providence

Bruins recall goaltender Svedberg from Providence
December 27, 2013, 10:15 am
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The Bruins have recalled goaltender Niklas Svedberg from Providence of the AHL.

Svedberg joined the team Friday and will be eligible to play in Friday's game against the Ottawa Senators.

Svedberg has appeared in 20 games for the Providence Bruins this season, racking up an 11-5-3 record with a 2.91 goals against average, .907 save percentage and one shutout.

Svedberg, 24, has played in 68 games for the P-Bruins since 2012 when he joined the squad, and is 48-13-5 in his career.

This is his first NHL regular season recall.

During the 2012-13 season, Svedberg won 37 games with a 2.17 GAA. He earned the Aldege "baz" Bastien Memorial Award, which is given annually to the AHL's outstanding goaltender as voted on by coaches, players and members of the media in each of the league's 30 member cities.

Prior to joining Providence, Svedberg skated in three full seasons in the SEL (Swedish Elite League) with MoDo and Brynas with a 2.94 career goals against average in 64 games.