- Joe McDonald, ESPN Staff Writer
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BOSTON -- The Bruins have recalled defenseman Torey Krug from Providence of the AHL, and he will be available to play against the Montreal Canadiens tonight at TD Garden.
Krug has played 55 games with the P-Bruins this season and has scored 10 goals with 24 assists for 34 points. The 21-year-old blueliner signed with the Bruins late last season after finishing his collegiate career at Michigan State. He made his NHL debut with the Bruins last season and played two games with one assist.
With a week before the NHL’s trade deadline, this is an interesting move for the Bruins. GM Peter Chiarelli has said he would like to add a defenseman before the deadline via the trade market, so if Krug plays tonight, the Bruins may be showcasing him.
Last week, Krug spoke with ESPNBoston.com and said he realizes all the prospects in Providence know their address could change soon.
"To say that none of us here read about anything would be false," Krug said. "But if you get caught up in any of that, you're not going to be doing your job and taking care of your end of the business. For me, it's about controlling what I can control, and whatever happens, happens.
"Right now we're focused on helping the Providence Bruins, and obviously if you get your shot with the Boston Bruins that would be unbelievable, but all the guys in this room aren't focused on that. We think within our room and not outside of it."
This is Krug's first recall to Boston this season.