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Wednesday, 15 May 2013 20:27

With Bruins hurting, team recalls defenseman Krug

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BOSTON--  According to a report from DJ Bean of WEEI’s Big Bad blog,  the Bruins announced on Tuesday that they recalled defenseman Torey Krug from Providence. General manager Peter Chiarelli made the announcement, but did not offer any additional information about other player injuries.

Wade Redden and Andrew Ference missed Tuesday’s series-clinching win against the Maple Leafs while Dennis Seidenberg recorded 37 seconds of total ice time before leaving the contest with what NESN.com is calling “a lower body injury.”

 The newly-called Krug shoots from the left, and has been a force for the P-Bruins.  In 70 games with the club (including playoff action), Krug has 13 goals and 35 assists for 48 points this season.  

The Livonia, Mich. native played three seasons of collegiate hockey at Michigan State and received numerous accolades. In 2012 alone, he was an All-America candidate, a Hobey Baker Memorial Award Finalist, the CCHA Player of the Year, won the Best Offensive Defenseman Award for a second time (with the first being in 2011), named a  First Team All-CCHA, given the title of CCHA Scoring Co-Champion, and was named team captain for the second season in a row, according to his official Michigan State website. 2011-12 was his best collegiate season statistically as he scored 12 goals and tallied 22 assists for a total of 34 points.

Krug has appeared in one game with the big club this season registering an assist. Hopefully, he can provide a spark to the ailing Bruins and be a key player as they prepare themselves for a potential deep playoff run.