Bruins Recall Rookie Forward David Pastrnak From Providence, Hope For Spark

The Boston Bruins recalled right winger David Pastrnak from the Providence Bruins, the team announced Tuesday morning.

Pastrnak most recently played Sunday in the P-Bruins’ 3-1 loss to the Worcester Sharks. The 18-year-old forward leads Providence with 27 points (10 goals, 17 assists) in 24 games this season.

Sunday’s matchup was Pastrnak’s first with Providence after his Czech Republic squad was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the 2015 World Junior Championship on Jan. 2. He tallied seven points (one goal, six assists) in five games for the Czech team, including a sensational game-winning goal in overtime of the final preliminary round game.

Pastrnak also has played in five games for Boston, with one assist and 14 shots on goal. The most likely spot for him in his latest stint with the Bruins is right wing on the top line alongside David Krejci and Milan Lucic.

If Pastrnak plays in more than nine NHL games this season, he’ll have two years remaining on his entry-level contract after 2014-15.

Pastrnak was Boston’s first-round pick (25th overall) in the 2014 draft.

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