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By: Tom Calautti | Follow me on Twitter @TCalauttis

The Boston Bruins have announced that they are recalling defenseman Mason Lohrei from Providence ahead of the team’s four-game West Coast road trip. The team has also assigned forward Oskar Steen to Providence and placed center Matthew Poitras on long-term injured reserve.

The 6-foot-5, 211-pound Lohrei has suited up for 17 AHL contests this season, notching one goal and 12 assists across those games. In his seven games since returning to Providence in late January, Lohrei has one goal, six assists, and seven points and is a plus-nine. The most recent recall will mark the former second-round pick’s third stint in Boston this season.

Oskar Steen was placed on waivers by the team on February 19th and cleared today, meaning that he will make his way back to Providence. The Swedish forward had one goal in 34 games for Boston.

Bruins rookie Matt Poitras underwent shoulder surgery on February 7th and was ruled out for the remainder of the regular season following the procedure. The team moved him to long-term injured reserve today following a season where he registered five goals, ten assists and 15 points through 33 games.