After filling in admirably for Jordan Caron against the Winnipeg Jets, Justin Florek will be joining his teammates back in Providence, the Boston Bruins announced Sunday.
Florek made his NHL debut on Saturday when he was recalled on an emergency basis to replace Caron in the lineup, who was battling back soreness. With the call-up, the 23-year-old became the sixth player this season to make his debut with the Bruins.
Florek logged 10:14 of ice time against the Jets, and although he just missed registering his first career NHL goal, he played a huge role in Torey Krug’s blast from the point. Florek used all of his 6-foot-4, 199-pound frame to screen Winnipeg goalie Ondrej Pavelec on Krug’s shot to help the Bruins take a 2-1 lead in the second period.
In 34 games with Providence this season, Florek has recorded nine goals and 11 assists for 20 points.
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