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By: Jason Cooke | Follow me on Twitter / X @cookejournalism

The Boston Bruins have recalled John Beecher from Providence on an emergency basis ahead of Thursday’s away matchup with the Montreal Canadiens. Beecher—who took warmups with the team before Monday’s loss to the St. Louis Blues—was a healthy scratch for the game. He was seen at Wednesday morning’s skate at Warrior Arena, skating alongside Jesper Boqvist and Jakub Lauko on the fourth line.

The 22-year-old forward has appeared in 39 games this season for the Black and Gold, posting 5-2-7 in that span. His last game was two months ago, where he totaled 8:53 of time on ice in 13 shifts in a 4-3 overtime win against the Blues on January 13. Since returning to the American Hockey League, Beecher racked up 4-4-8 in 17 games.

Known for his ability at the face-off dot, Beecher had a 53.9 percent success rate throughout his stint with the Bruins this season. Beecher’s mark is second to Pavel Zacha’s 54.2 winning percentage for the highest on the team. As Boston has been struggling at the draws lately, Beecher brings a desired service to the Bruins if he is to see the ice in Montreal on Thursday. The 2019 first-round pick is still looking to find his footing in the National Hockey League, suiting up for 87 games with Providence throughout three seasons.