Krejci Recalled, Sobotka Demoted
David Krejci was recalled from Providence today while Vladimir Sobotka was demoted. Krejci is expected to play tomorrow afternoon against Atlanta. He may be slotted into the 2nd line where Sobotka practiced today, centering Sturm and Kobasew. Krejci adds a potential playmaking centerman for the Bruins. Krejci started the year with the Bruins as their third line center but Julien quickly demoted him to fourth line duty, before eventually being sent back to Providence. After his demotion, he collected 7 goals and 21 assists in 25 games. With the Bruins this season he only collected three assists in 12 games. Sobotka added grit to this team, but is undersized as a checking line center. More playing time in Providence will help him develop better offensively.