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Bruins return Peter Cehlarik to AHL, call up Paul Carey, Connor Clifton

The Bruins continued what's been a busy week of roster shuffling on Wednesday, assigning forward Peter Cehlarik to Providence and recalling forward Paul Carey and defenseman Connor Clifton from Providence on an emergency basis.

Cehlarik's demotion comes after seven straight games without a point, and with Cehlarik playing under 10:30 in three of his last six games, including a measly 8:15 of action in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to the Blue Jackets.

Overall, the 23-year-old Cehlarik has tallied four goals and six points in 20 appearances with the Big B's this season.

Carey, meanwhile, joins the team in Winnipeg after having led the P-Bruins with 14 goals and six assists for 20 points in 21 games since the team acquired from the Senators organization on Jan. 11. He has also skated in five games with Ottawa this season, as well as 29 games with AHL affiliate Belleville, where he has tallied five goals and 22 assists for 27 points.

The Boston, Mass. native has eight goals and 16 points in 97 NHL appearances between four different organizations.

Clifton, who has skated in nine games with Boston this season, comes to Boston with the Bruins in need of a defenseman given the loss of Torey Krug to an upper-body injury. The 23-year-old Clifton leads all Providence defensemen in scoring this year, with six goals and 21 assists for 27 points with a plus-13 rating in 53 games.

The Bruins go against the Winnipeg Jets tomorrow night.