Bruins recall Khokhlachev ahead of Pens tilt

Boston could have some added firepower in the lineup for tonight’s Rivalry Night game against Pittsburgh — this morning, the club recalled forward Alex Khokhlachev from AHL Providence.

Khokhlachev, 22, currently leads Providence in assists (14) and points (20) — in just 17 games played. The talented Russian has spent a bit of time up with the parent club this season, and appeared in two games for the B’s.

Khokhlachev is available for selection for tonight’s contest. Yesterday, Boston put Zac Rinaldo on IR with an upper-body injury.

The B’s had an optional skate this morning, so it’s unclear what line he would project to play on — but the last time “Koko” was up, he opened alongside Loui Eriksson and David Krejci.

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