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Adam McQuaid slams Eric Nystrom into the boards in front of the Bruins’ bench.
Adam McQuaid slams Eric Nystrom into the boards in front of the Bruins’ bench.matthew j. lee/globe staff

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Niklas Svedberg was hours away from making his NHL debut last Saturday. He had been called up the day before, with the Bruins interested in getting a look at the young goaltender, potentially to replace Chad Johnson as Tuukka Rask’s backup.

But it never happened.

Injuries — to Dennis Seidenberg and Carl Soderberg — forced the Bruins to recall David Warsofsky and Nick Johnson, filling the roster to capacity.

But when Zdeno Chara was also ruled out for the Ottawa game, the Bruins had to also bring up Zach Trotman, leaving no room for Svedberg. So, down he went to Providence.

The stay in Providence wasn’t long, though, with the Bruins bringing Svedberg back up Thursday and installing him in net against the Predators.

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