The Boston Bruins have made some roster news prior to their final game before the NHL’s All-Star break. The team assigned defenseman Steven Kampfer to the AHL’s Providence Bruins and recalled defenseman Jeremy Lauzon.
The 31-year-old Kampfer has played in ten games with the Bruins this season and collected two points (0 g, 2 a). The veteran has appeared in six games with the Providence Bruins this season, adding four assists. In 211 career NHL games, Kampfer has 34 points (13 g, 21 a). Kampfer played in 35 regular season and three playoff games for the Bruins last season, his first with the organization since 2011-12.
The 22-year-old Lauzon made his season debut on December 31st when the Bruins visited the New Jersey Devils. Lauzon played 15:40 in the shootout loss, failing to register a point. He did collect two penalty minutes and was a -1 on the afternoon. Lauzon, according to hockey-reference, started 83.3% of his shifts in the offensive zone.
In 43 games with AHL Providence, Lauzon has registered 13 points (1 g, 12 a) and a +18 rating. The 52nd overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft is in his third season as a pro. Lauzon played 16 games with the Bruins in 2018-19, scoring the first goal of his NHL career.
Lauzon could join the lineup after the Bruins loss to the Penguins on Sunday on the heels of this news. After building a 3-0 lead, the Bruins surrendered four straight goals and lost 4-3 in regulation.