Alexander Khokhachev

Bruins recall Alexander Khokhlachev on emergency basis

DJ Bean
November 13, 2014 - 4:22 am
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MONTREAL -- The Bruins have called up center Alexander Khokhlachev on an emergency basis for Thursday night'€™s game against the Canadiens. The Bruins do not have a morning skate Thursday, so it'€™s tough to predict where Khokhlachev would slot in the team'€™s lineup. Because he was recalled on an emergency basis, Khokhlachev will make the trip to Montreal as a result of a Bruins injury. Brad Marchand did not play the final 6:23 of Wednesday's loss, while Mark Divver of the Providence Journal suggested Thursday that Carl Soderberg could have some sort of ailment. Soderberg had a wrist injury earlier in the season, but did not miss any games. Khokhlachev is amidst an impressive stretch in Providence, so it'€™s possible the B'€™s could put him in Chris Kelly'€™s place on Milan Lucic'€™s line with Seth Griffith, and return Kelly to Carl Soderberg'€™s line. Claude Julien shook up Boston'€™s lines in the second period of Wednesday'€™s loss to the Maple Leafs, moving Matt Fraser from Soderberg'€™s line to the fourth line. A second-round pick in the 2011 draft, Khokhlachev has five goals and six assists for Providence in 12 games this season. The Moscow native has centered a line with wingers Jordan Caron and David Pastrnak, with Anthony Camara playing left wing on the line the last four games while Caron nursed an upper-body injury. Thursday will be Khokhlachev'€™s second career NHL game. He skated in last season'€™s regular-season finale against the Devils. David Krejci did not travel with the B'€™s to Toronto or Montreal. He remains out due to a hip injury suffered in the final game of the preseason. For more Bruins news, visit weei.com/bruins.