December 27th, 2013 by

Bruins recall goalie Niklas Svedberg from Providence

Bruins recall goalie Niklas Svedberg from Providence

Finally back on the ice after their three-day Christmas break, the Bruins made an interesting roster move this morning as the recalled 24 year-old goalie Niklas Svedberg from the Providence Bruins. In his second season playing professional hockey in North America, Svedberg has been impressive once again. The Swedish born goalie has an 11-5-3 record, 2.91 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage.

Svedberg was masterful for the Bruins last season as he won 37 games. Svedberg finished the year with a 2.17 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage. Svedberg won the Aldege Bastien Award which is given annually to AHL’s most outstanding goalie.

The move was not one made on an emergency basis as Svedberg, Tuukka Rask and Chad Johnson were all present at morning skate today.

With the Bruins and Senators set to kick off a two day home-and-home series tonight at TD Garden, it’s possible Svedberg will make his first career NHL start in Ottawa tomorrow night.

“We’re going to have a look at Svedberg” said head coach Claude Julien after morning skate this morning. Not tonight, maybe tomorrow night. Earned his opportunity, we told him we’d give him that”

Rask was the first goalie off the ice this morning as Svedberg will serve as the backup tonight.

Be sure to follow along with Bruins Daily throughout the game tonight as the Bruins aim for their third straight win.

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