MARQUETTE - Marquette native Justin Florek has been called up on an emergency basis to the NHL's Boston Bruins from the AHL's Providence Bruins and will be available for Boston's 1 p.m. game today against the Winnipeg Jets.
The move was announced by Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli on Saturday morning.
Florek, who will wear No. 57 for Boston, is a former Northern Michigan University captain and Marquette Electrician Midget AAA player. At 23 years old, this is his first NHL call up since turning professional in the spring of 2012.
Boston Bruins forward Justin Florek (57) races down the ice past Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, of Sweden, in the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, in Baltimore. (AP File Photo/Patrick Semansky)
In 34 games with Providence this season, Florek has nine goals and 11 assist. His plus-11 rating is second on the AHL club. In 113 AHL games, he has 22 goals and 29 assists with a plus-26 rating.
Florek was selected in the fifth round, No. 135 overall, by the Bruins in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.