The Boston Bruins have assigned defenseman Steven Kampfer to their Providence affiliate following the team's 4-3 shootout victory over the Nashville Predators at the TD Garden on Saturday afternoon.
It came as little surprise that the 23-year old was sent down to the minors, as he had been a healthy scratch in each of the Bruins' last five games and has played in just ten games on the season.
Kampfer, who was originally drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in 2007, has played in 48 career games in the NHL, all with the Bruins. He appeared in 38 games during the Bruins' Stanley Cup winning 2010-2011 season, totaling five goals and five assists.
In his ten games this season, Kampfer averaged 10:30 of ice time and recorded two assists.
The Bruins sit atop the Northeast division standings with 70 points, and trail on the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference.
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