Bruins Assign Defenseman Jeff Penner to Providence

The Bruins have assigned defenseman Jeff Penner to Providence of the American Hockey League, general manager Peter Chiarelli announced after Boston's Thursday night win in Philadelphia.

The 22-year-old made his NHL debut in the Bruins' 4-3 overtime loss to the Maple Leafs on Tuesday. He logged just more than nine minutes of ice time and registered an even plus/minus. Penner was a healthy scratch for Thursday's 5-1 victory over the Flyers.

The Alaska-Fairbanks product and former CCHA All-Rookie Team honorable mention had six goals and 21 assists in 55 games in his second season with the Providence Bruins prior to being called up.

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