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The Boston Bruins have recalled forward Justin Florek from the Providence Bruins of the AHL on an emergency basis. General manager Peter Chiarelli announced the move Saturday. He joined the team Saturday and will be available for Saturday’s matinee contest with the Winnipeg Jets. He will don jersey number 57.
Forward Jordan Caron will not be playing (stiff back) per head coach Claude Julien and Florek will be making his debut on the fourth line in place of Caron.
Florek has played in 34 games for Providence this season, tallying nine goals and 11 assists for 20 points. He also sports a plus-11 rating (second on the team.)
He boasts plenty of experience in the AHL playing 113 games over a two-year span (2012-14) with the farm club. The Marquette, Mich. native has accumulated 22 goals and 29 assists in that timeframe. In the 2013 AHL postseason, he tailed a goal and two assists for three points in 12 contests.
Florek had a successful collegiate career playing four seasons (2008-12) for the Northern Michigan University Wildcats recording 54 goals and 63 assists in 157 contests. He was named captain his senior season.
This is Florek’s first NHL recall.
Standing tall at 6’4”, and weighing 199 lbs., he was drafted by the Bruins in the fifth round (135th overall) of the 2010 NHLL Entry Draft.