"BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has assigned Vladimir Sobotka to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Providence Bruins.
Selected by the Bruins in the fourth round (106th overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Sobotka has split the last two seasons between Boston and Providence. With Boston, he has appeared in 73 regular season games, recording two goals and 10 assists. With Providence, he has registered 30-34-64 totals in 62 regular season games.
Sobotka skated in seven games with Boston this preseason and tallied 1-1-2 totals." -Official Bruins Press Release
HUB HOCKEY: Kicking his play up a couple notches near the close of the preseason pretty much looked to solidify Sobotka's chances of making the Bruins roster out of camp this year as the 13th man. But now with this surprising move the day before the season opener that has all changed. And with this change we can basically confirm that David Krejci will be ready to play tomorrow. But in regards to Sobotka I don't think this move really reflects his play as much as the Bruins salary situation and crowded depth chart. This way he will be able to continue to progress into the player we expect him to be in Providence while not getting rusty in Boston, since as the 13th man he would have probably been a healthy scratch to start the season anyways. So what does this mean? Well basically that the Bruins roster is now down to 21-players and that David Krejci will more than likely be more involved with Opening Night then originally thought.