Bruins Send Whitfield Back to Providence


BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced
today that the club has assigned forward Trent Whitfield to the
Providence Bruins (American Hockey League). Whitfield was recalled to
Boston on March 20 and traveled with the team on their three-game road
trip in California but did not see any game action.

With Providence this season, the 5'11, 209-pound Whitfield has seven
goals and seven assists, combining for 14 total points in 43 games. In
the 2010-11 season, Whitfield finished fourth in the P-Bruins scoring
race with 18-18=36 totals, despite playing just 45 games after missing
the first half of the season due to injury.

The 34-year-old is in his 14th professional season, and has appeared in
194 NHL games with four different organizations. After spending time
with the Washington Capitals, NY Rangers, and St. Louis Blues, Whitfield
has accumulated 11 goals and 18 assists, giving him 29 career NHL
points. In the 2009-10 season, Whitfield appeared in 16 games with the
Bruins and registered one assist.

Whitfield was originally drafted by Boston in the fourth round (100th
overall) of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, but did not play in the Boston
organization until signing as a free agent in July, 2009.

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TRANSACTION: Boston Bruins assign Trent Whitfield to the Providence
Bruins (AHL).