Bruins bringing Swedish d-man prospect to North America

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Linus Arnesson, Boston’s second-round selection (60th overall) at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, will be loaned from SHL club Djugardens to the Bruins’ AHL affiliate in Providence, per Swedish news outlet Expressen.

Arnesson, 20, is scheduled to travel to North America next week, presumably to join Providence for the stretch drive of the regular season and Calder Cup playoffs. This comes on the heels of 41 appearances for Djugardens this season, in which he registered five assists.

Described as a defensive defenseman, Arnesson was a member of the Swedish teams that won silver at both the 2013 and 2014 World Junior Championships. He signed his entry-level deal with Boston last summer.