BOSTON - The Boston Bruins sent forward Vladimir Sobotka to Providence of the American Hockey League on Tuesday.
Sobotka was scoreless in five games with the Bruins this season. In 48 games with Boston last season, he had one goal and six assists.
The 21-year-old Sobotka, a fourth-round pick by the Bruins in the 2005 draft, had 10 goals and 10 assists in 18 regular-season games with Providence last season.
He started this season in Providence where he had two goals and two assists in two games.