Bitz

Bitz

The Providence Journal today reported that forward Byron Bitz, a key contributor for the Boston Bruins in their run to the Game 7 of the second round of the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs, will not be joining the Providence (AHL) farm team for its Eastern Conference finals series with Hershey.

The ProJo quotes P-Bruins head coach Rob Murray as saying that a rib injury Bitz suffered against Carolina in the Eastern Conference semifinals turned out to be more serious that first thought and that Boston decided it would be best for Bitz to not play.

Bitz skated in 35 regular-season games and tallied two points (one goal) in five playoff games for Boston. The P-Bruins are tied 1-1 in their best-of-seven series with the Bears and get back into action with Game 3 Friday night.