Boston Bruins assign centre Nate Thompson to AHL Providence

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Thompson played four shifts in Boston's 4-1 victory Tuesday night over the Toronto Maple Leafs, the third game he's played for Boston this season.

Thompson has three goals and five assists in 18 games for Providence this season. Last year, he had eight goals and 10 assists in 74 games for Providence.

The 22-year-old Thompson was the Bruins' eighth pick, 183rd overall, in the 2003 NHL entry draft.