Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 4/9/14

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26: Ryan Spooner, drafted in the second round by the Boston Bruins poses for a portrait during day two of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
The Boston Bruins recalled forward Ryan Spooner from the AHL’s Providence Bruins on an emergency basis Wednesday, and he will meet the team in Winnipeg for Thursday night’s game against the Jets. Spooner’s speed and playmaking skill allow him to play at center or on the wing, which means he could replace veterans Jarome Iginla or Chris Kelly in the lineup. Kelly picked up an injury in Tuesday night’s shootout loss against the Minnesota Wild and is considered day-to-day, per B’s head coach Claude Julien. Iginla has missed Boston’s last two games with an injury. The 21-year-old center has tallied zero goals and 11 assists in 22 games for the Bruins this season. Spooner has posted 45 points (11 goals, 34 assists) in 45 games for the P-Bruins. In other injury news, veteran defensemen Dennis Seidenberg and Adam McQuaid have skated in Boston, but neither player is close to returning to the lineup.Filed under: Boston Bruins, Nicholas Goss, Top Stories

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