Bruins recall Spooner from Providence

Bruins recall Spooner from Providence
October 31, 2013, 11:45 am
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Ryan Spooner skated with the third line before the Ducks game, with Jordan Caron a healthy scratch.

(USA Today Sports)

The Bruins have responded after losing two games in a row, and they’ve done it with reinforcements.

Per a source, the Boston Bruins will be recalling Ryan Spooner from the Providence in advance of Thursday night’s game against the Anaheim Ducks. It isn’t related to any potential injuries sustained in Wednesday night’s 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. It's instead more an attempt to shake up a sleeping hockey team that head coach Claude Julien said “needed to look in the mirror” multiple times following an uninspiring loss in Pittsburgh.

On the ice, Carl Soderberg was a ghost-like non-factor in the vein of the holiday season. Jordan Caron also factored heavily in a turnover in the defensive zone that led to the game-winning goal for Jussi Jokinen, and has cooled off considerably after a good start to the season.

Caron fumbled away a Johnny Boychuk outlet pass right onto the stick of Jokinen and he beat Tuukka Rask cleanly with a wrist shot for Pittsburgh’s third goal of the game that really put things out of reach.

Spooner, meanwhile, has seven points (2 goals 5 assists) in eight games for the Providence Bruins after being one of the last cuts from NHL training camp, and has continued the dazzling offensive display he put on during Boston’s exhibition games. One expected that the 22-year-old would be one of the first players called up from the AHL if a live body was needed among the forward group, and now that seems to be the case.