BOSTON — The Boston Bruins made their two recalls from Providence (AHL) to supplement their forward corps this morning.
Wingers Martins Karsums and Byron Bitz will join the club in time to face the Carolina Hurricanes in a matinee at TD Banknorth Garden.
Karsums, who appeared in his first and only NHL game with Boston Dec. 13. He leads the P-Bruins in scoring with 39 points (16 goals, 23 assists). Bitz will make his NHL debut if he cracks the line-up. In 37 games with Providence this season, he’s posted 3-7-10 totals.
These moves were necessary because of the demotions of Martin St. Pierre and Vladimir Sobotka, as well as the undisclosed injury to Milan Lucic.