February 24th, 2010 by

Bruins recall Matt Dalton from ECHL on emergency basis

Peter Chiarelli announced today that the Boston Bruins had recalled goaltender Matt Dalton from the Reading Royals of their East Coast Hockey League [ECHL] affiliate on an emergency basis.  Bruins’ undeclared No. 2 net-minder Tim Thomas will remain in Vancouver with Team USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics, as Dalton will join the Black-and-Gold for their first schedule practice since the Olympic break this Thursday, 10:30 a.m. EST, at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, MA.

Dalton, 23,  has appeared in 36 games this season for the Royals with a 16-18-2 overall record, a pedestrian .905 save-percentage, and a 3.54 goals against average. The 6’1″, 194 lb, Dalton has also appeared four games in the AHL with the Providence Bruins this season, and has posted a losing 0-4-0 record, .889 save-percentage, and a goals-against average of 3.98.

The Clinton, Ontario native was signed by the Bruins as a free-agent on April 22, 2009 after playing two seasons at Bemidji State University, where he posted a career 2.29 goals-against average — the best in school history.

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