Defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk was recalled by Boston this morning on an emergency basis from Providence (AHL). No word yet on which Bruins backliner is ailing, as all six available defensemen practiced Friday. Mark Stuart is out for tonight’s game at Toronto because of an infection in his hand.

Bodnarchuk looked solid Friday night in Providence’s win. He was much stronger on the puck than when I saw him earlier in the season and he was excellent in the corners. He seems to be coming into his own.