BOSTON — The Boston Bruins just announced that forwards Martin St. Pierre and Vladimir Sobotka have both been assigned to Providence (AHL).

Theses demotions, combined with the return of emergency-recall winger Martins Karsums, leave the Bruins with just 11 forwards on their current roster.

St. Pierre was impressive in his nine-game stint with Boston, as he totaled one goal and three points from the fourth line. Sobotka has been up and down a couple times this year and last. In 15 games this season, he’s posted 1-1-2 totals.

UPDATE: Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli confirmed this morning that two different forwards will be recalled from Providence later today or tomorrow before the club’s matinee with Carolina.