Boston Bruins: B’s reassign Joe Morrow to Providence.


Nov 24, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Joe Morrow (45) turns the puck away from Pittsburgh Penguins right wing

Jayson Megna

(59) during the overtime period of the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 overtime win at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins have decided to make a roster move. Sadly, it’s not one that will drastically improve the Bruins fortunes. Today, B’s General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced earlier today that the team has assigned defenseman Joe Morrow back to the AHL’s Providence Bruins.

Morrow has been one of those players that has bounced back and forth from Providence and Boston. With Kevan Miller and Zdeno Chara back on the roster, the B’s decided to send him back down. So far this season, Morrow skated in fifteen games in Boston. He made his NHL debut on October 30th in an away game against the Buffalo Sabres.  He scored his first career NHL goal on November 24th in a home game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

While he has played less games in the AHL season, he has been a solid producer at the AHL level. So far in the 2014-15 season, Morrow has played five games with the baby B’s.  He has scored two points(one goal). Last season, Morrow was a solid performer in Providence. He played in fifty six games with the AHL Bruins, and put up twenty nine points (six goals).

Morrow was initially drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

It’s safe to say we’ll see Morrow again. Dougie Hamilton has been playing very hit or miss hockey. (I think I’ll leave Matt Bartkowski alone for this one.) To be fair, most of the Boston Bruins blueliners have been having hit or miss games. Morrow will get called up again at some point in the season. He’ll come in as either a bottom pair filler to cover for an injured player, or be used when someone needs to sit down via a healthy scratch.

The Bruins take on the Buffalo Sabres tomorrow night at the TD Garden.