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Spooner Making Trip with Bruins to Detroit

Tuesday, 04.1.2014 / 2:17 PM ET
By Caryn Switaj - BostonBruins.com / Bruins Blog
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WILMINGTON, MA - Forward Ryan Spooner was recalled by Boston on Tuesday from Providence on an emergency basis, and is traveling with the team to Detroit.

There are no injuries, and the entire team is making the trip, including Spooner.

The recall comes in light of Carl Soderberg's wife expecting and David Krejci fighting through a sore throat.

"Everybody's going on the trip," Head Coach Claude Julien confirmed, following the team's optional skate on Tuesday at Ristuccia Arena. The Bruins were flying out for a back-to-back in Detroit and Toronto on Wednesday and Thursday.

"Just, Carl Soderberg is on the bubble there with his wife, she's pregnant, so if he had to leave quickly, we want to make sure we don't get caught without an extra body up front."

"Again, you talked about, 'why is Spooner is up?' Krejci's been dealing with a sore throat too, and if he's not ready to go, then we can always use [Spooner]," added Julien.

With just seven games remaining in the regular season, the priority for the Bruins is having everyone healthy and at 100 percent before the postseason.

As such, minute loggers and Olympians alike stayed off the ice on Tuesday to get rest. The group included Zdeno Chara, David Krejci, Jarome Iginla, Patrice Bergeron and Loui Eriksson.

"That makes a big difference in guys trying to recover," said Julien, of the handful of Bruins getting an extra day of rest following the team's off day on Monday.

As the Bruins head down the stretch, they've already clinched their spot in the playoffs, along with the Atlantic Division. Heading into Tuesday's games, they sat first in the League with 110 points, three points ahead of St. Louis.

"The number one importance of all of this is that our guys are as fresh and as ready to go for the playoffs," said Julien. "And number two, is hopefully, you'll be top in the League."

"But I don't think we're going to flip those and take a chance, because at the end of the day, nobody cares about the President's Trophy if you don't finish it the right way."

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
2 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
3 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
4 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
5 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
6 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
7 BUF 55 21 28 6 125 151 48
8 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Bergeron 54 21 26 10 47
L. Eriksson 54 17 25 11 42
B. Marchand 49 26 14 14 40
D. Krejci 44 12 28 2 40
R. Spooner 54 11 27 -7 38
Z. Chara 52 7 22 11 29
M. Beleskey 52 8 18 9 26
J. Hayes 52 12 13 -7 25
T. Krug 53 3 21 2 24
B. Connolly 51 7 12 -3 19
 
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