Breaking: Bruins announce emergency recall from the AHL

An injury has forced a last-second reinforcement call from the AHL.

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The Boston Bruins have announced this morning that they have recalled forward Austin Czarnik from the Providence Bruins of the AHL on an emergency-basis.

Czarnik's 42 points in 38 games pace the AHL Bruins for tops in scoring, and he's 6th in the AHL in the points category.

It was announced earlier that the status of defenseman Kevan Miller was questionable ahead of tonight's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs after suffering an injury against the St. Louis Blues.

“Kevan is [an] upper body and did not skate today,” said head coach Bruce Cassidy, according to NBC Sports' Joe Haggerty. “That will be something we will look at [against Toronto] obviously with Charlie [McAvoy] ready. Hopefully one of them will be ready to play for us. If not Paul [Postma] has been sitting and waiting for his chance. So we will have a good [defense] corps for tomorrow. I just can’t tell you right now who it is going to be, unfortunately.”

It's unclear if this move is related to another potential injury in the forward corps, or if they simply wanted more men dressed with Miller and McAvoy potentially out.

Stay tuned for any further details.

*UPDATE* CapFriendly has the likely explanation for the recall.