You can add one more Providence representative to the festivities at the 2009 AHL All-Star Game in Worcester, as winger Martins Karsums was selected today to the PlanetUSA AHL All-Star roster as a reserve for the Jan. 26 game.
Karsums joins Providence teammates Martin St. Pierre and Johnny Boychuk, who were both selected as Canadian All-Star reserves Tuesday, as P-Bruins tabbed for inclusion on the rosters. This season with the P-Bruins, Karsums has posted 15-28-38 totals and a plus-4 rating in 37 games. He made his NHL debut when he played his first and only game with Boston Dec. 13 against Atlanta. Karsums is one of 19 first-time All-Stars.
One name conspicuous by its absence is that of Providence goaltender Tuukka Rask, who is 16-12-0 with a 2.45 goals-against average and .918 save percentage this season. Perhaps Rask will make it as an injury replacement between now and the game later this month.