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Goalie prospect Kyle Keyser has been called up to Providence

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Some AHL time for the kid.

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The Providence Bruins announced on Thursday that goalie Kyle Keyser had been recalled from the ECHL’s Atlanta Gladiators.

Why?

Yikes!

Dan Vladar had to leave the P-Bruins’ Wednesday night game against Laval with an injury. Per Mark Divver, Vladar injured his hamstring in the playoffs this past spring, so there’s a chance it’s a similar injury. Still, it doesn’t look good.

The injury will mean some AHL playing time for the 20-year-old Keyser, who played one game (in the playoffs) for the P-Bruins last season.

The Gladiators’ ECHL campaign actually starts tonight, so it’s kind of a tough time to lose a goalie to your higher affiliate. Still, development is more important than ECHL wins.

It’ll be interesting to see what Keyser can do with a few AHL starts. He put up impressive numbers in the OHL last season, and had some decent flashes in the preseason for the Bruins.

The P-Bruins have road games on back-to-back nights this weekend: Friday against Laval and Saturday against Bellville.

The odds are pretty good that Keyser makes his first regular season AHL start in one of those two.