With forward Blake Wheeler and defenseman Dennis Wideman (right) and Johnny Boychuk all dealing with illnesses, the Bruin recalled defenseman Jeff Penner and Trent Whitfield from Providence of the AHL on an emergency basis.
Whitfield has appeared in 14 NHL games this season and has one assist.
Penner has appeared in one NHL game this eason and has zero points.
EN Says: Wideman is a very significant player for the Bruins. He averages 23:47 of ice time per game, second only to Zdeno Chara on the Bruins. And he plays in all situations for the Bruins. If he's absent or less than 100 percent, that's a big boost for the Penguins.
Note: Lightning captain Vincent Lecavalier was NHL Live today and once again called Matt Cooke a dirty player. Click here to listen.
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