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Bruins call up hot-handed Donato from Providence

Matt Kalman
November 28, 2018 - 11:00 am

The Bruins are 3-1-2 in their past six games, but in that span they've scored just 11 goals in that span.

So general manager Don Sweeney tried to juice up the offense Wednesday by calling up forward Ryan Donato from Providence of the American Hockey League.

Although Donato had just one point, a goal, in 11 games with Boston at the start of this season, he put up 5-4-9 totals in 10 games with the P-Bruins. Last season with Boston he had 5-4-9 totals in 12 games.

At this point in the season Donato would at least look like a better option that Anders Bjork, who had one goal (plus two assists) in 20 games. Assuming Donato gets in the lineup for the Bruins' next game against the New York Islanders on Thursday, the Bruins would at least have someone who's more of a threat and could better balance their lineup.

 

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