BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has recalled forward Trent Whitfield from the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League) and has assigned Max Sauve to the Providence Bruins. Whitfield is expected to join the team on Wednesday, March 21 for their upcoming three-game road trip through San Jose, Los Angeles and Anaheim. Chiarelli also announced the team has traded defenseman Yury Alexandrov to the New York Islanders for future considerations.
With Providence this season, the 5’11’’, 209 pound Whitfield has seven goals and seven assists, combining for 14 total points in 43 games. In the 2010-11 season, Whitfield finished fourth in the P-Bruins scoring race with 18-18=36 totals, despite playing just 45 games after missing the first half of the season due to injury.
The 34-year-old is in his 14th professional season, and has appeared in 194 NHL games with four different organizations. After spending time with the Washington Capitals, NY Rangers, and St. Louis Blues, Whitfield has accumulated 11 goals and 18 assists, giving him 29 career NHL points. In the 2009-10 season, Whitfield appeared in 16 games with Boston and registered one assist.