Monday, January 12, 2009

Bruins put Kessel on IR with mononucleosis

Boston, MA (Sports Network) - The Boston Bruins placed forward Phil Kessel on injured reserve Monday, as the emerging young star is battling mononucleosis.

Kessel had played in all 42 of Boston's games this season, posting a team-best 24 goals with 17 assists for the top club in the Eastern Conference.

In other roster moves, the club assigned defenseman Matt Lashoff and goaltender Kevin Regan to Providence of the AHL, while recalling goaltender Tuukka Rask and forward Martin St. Pierre from Providence.

Lashoff posted one assist in 13 games with the Bruins this season, and St. Pierre picked up a goal and two assists in nine games with Boston in previous call-ups.

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