Boston Bruins: Craig Cunningham recalled, David Krejci on IR.


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The Bruins announced that Bruins forward David Krejci was put on injured reserve today. It didn’t take long for the groans to go through the fan base. Krejci is the top line center for Boston, and the team could surely use his skill set as the Bruins take on three of the toughest teams in the league on their four game road trip.  So, with Krejci out for the near future, the Boston Bruins once again had to dig into the depth of their AHL affiliate’s roster.

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Peter Chiarelli announced today that the Boston Bruins have recalled forward Craig Cunningham from Providence. Cunningham will be joining the team today and be part of the road trip out to California. So far this year, the twenty four year old forward has played in three games for Boston. His total NHL experience is five games. The Providence captain has no points and has recorded two shots on goal for Boston.

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  • Cunningham will likely end up as the Bruins thirteenth forward. If Cunningham does see play, it will likely be on the B’s current third or fourth lines(although Claude Julien has liked to surprise the fans a lot during his tenure). He has decent speed and he has played with the AHL players on the Boston squad pretty regularly, so there at least won’t be any concerns about poor chemistry. Cunningham has a solid shot, good speed, and has the ability to be a great play maker on the forecheck.

    So far this year, Cunningham has played in eighteen games for the Providence Bruins. He is currently third for scoring among the Baby B’s with thirteen points(four goals).  Cunningham is certainly no newcomer to professional hockey. He has two hundred and forty four AHL games under his belt for Providence, going back to the 2011-12 season.