Bruins recall Fraser for Game 4

MONTREAL -- The Boston Bruins on Thursday morning recalled forward Matt Fraser from Providence and demoted forward Justin Florek.

Fraser will join the team at the morning skate at Bell Centre as the Bruins prepare for Thursday night’s Game 4 of a second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens lead the series, 2-1.

Fraser, 23, played 14 games for the Bruins this season, posting two goals. He recorded 20 goals and 10 assists for 30 points in 44 games for the P-Bruins of the AHL. Providence is in the midst of the Calder Cup playoffs and Fraser already had three goals and two assists.

Florek skated in six postseason games for Boston and recorded his first NHL playoff goal in the first round against the Detroit Red Wings. He was a healthy scratch for Games 2 and 3 against the Habs.

Florek spent the season with the P-Bruins and posted 19 goals and 19 assists for 38 points, including a plus-17 rating.