Bruins Recall Kuraly on Emergency Basis

General Manager announced today, April 1, that the team has recalled forward from the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL) on an emergency basis. Kuraly will be available for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks.

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Kuraly, who is in his first full professional season with the Bruins organization in 2016-17, has skated in five games with Boston this year, making his debut on November 3, 2016 vs the . The 24-year-old forward has also appeared in 54 games with Providence, producing 14 goals and 12 assists for 26 points with 37 penalty minutes and a plus-10 rating.

Kuraly served as captain at Miami University (Ohio) in 2015-16, posting six goals and 17 assists for 23 points in 36 games. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound forward recorded a career high in goals and tied a career high in points during the 2014-15 season with the RedHawks, scoring 19 goals and adding 10 assists for 29 points in 40 games. Over his four-year collegiate career, Kuraly skated in 154 games, producing 43 goals and 50 assists for 93 points with and 177 penalty minutes.

Krug was injured in the first period of a 2-1 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators on Thursday. He was seen leaving TD Garden on crutches, according to NBCSN, and did not practice Friday.

“He’ll be out [Saturday], that much we know, and then from there, day to day,” Cassidy said.

The Bruins (44-30-7) end the regular season with a home game against the Washington Capitals (3 p.m. ET; NBC, NHL.TV). Boston’s opponent in the Eastern Conference First Round has not been determined. The playoffs begin April 12.

Krug has 51 points (eight goals, 43 assists), his NHL career high by seven.

“Well, we’re not going to be able to replace what he does,” Cassidy said. “He’s a special talent — power play, first pass, breakout, neutral-zone transition, all of those things — so the onus will be on us to make sure we make the necessary reads in our chicago breakout.”

Krug is second on the Bruins in ice time per game (21:36), behind defenseman Zdeno Chara (23:15), and leads Boston with 25 power-play points.

“Losing a guy like Torey’s never easy,” Chara said. “And he’s obviously been a big part of our team’s specialty teams, and obviously we don’t know the status of the injury, but hopefully he’s going to be back and on the ice soon.”

Bruins #33 Zdeno Chara Green Salute to Service Stitched NHL JerseyGrzelcyk served as Captain of the Boston University Terriers for the second straight season in 2015-16, finishing the year with 10 goals and 13 assists for 23 points with 36 penalty minutes and a plus-17 rating in 27 games. The 23-year-old defenseman was also named a Hockey East First-Team All-Star for the second consecutive season. In 2014-15, Grzelcyk skated in 41 games, recording 10 goals and 28 assists for 38 points with 36 penalty minutes and a plus-32 rating. In addition to serving as captain and being named a Hockey East First-Team All-Star, he earned CCM First-Team All-American honors and was fourth in the nation in points per game among defenseman (0.95). Over his and four-year collegiate career, the 5-foot-10, 175-pound blueliner appeared in 124 games for Boston University, tallying 26 goals and 68 assists for 94 points.

Grzelcyk represented the United States in international play on three separate occasions. At the Under-20 World Junior Championships in 2014, he served as an assistant captain and posted two goals and four assists for six points in five games. Grzelcyk also skated in six games and tallied one assist at the Under-18 World Junior Championships in 2012. At the Under-17 World Hockey Championships in 2011, he appeared in five games and scored one goal and added five assists for six points.

The Charlestown, Massachusetts native was selected by the Bruins in the third round (85th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.