The Bruins have called Swedish goaltender Niklas Svedberg up from Providence, and there’s a good chance he’ll be starting for the Black and Gold tomorrow night vs. the Ottawa Senators in the second of a home-and-home series. There’s no injury or issue with Tuukka Rask or Chad Johnson, but instead the B’s want to get a look at Svedberg at the midpoint in the season.

Claude Julien hinted that Svedberg might get that “look” Saturday night vs. the Sens in Ottawa.

“We're going to have a look at Svedberg,” said Claude Julien. “Not tonight, maybe tomorrow night? Earned his opportunity, we told him we'd give him that.

“He’s had some bumps along the way [this season], but he’s a really good goaltender. He had a great camp. All goalies have bumps along the way. He got a shutout again last night and his play has been pretty good over the last few weeks. We thought it was a good time to bring him up, and give him a shot.”

Last season, Svedberg won the Baz Bastien Memorial Award as the American League’s top netminder, posting 37 wins, a 2.17 GAA and .925 save percentage along with four shutouts. Svedberg became the first AHL rookie to be named top goalie since former Bruins goaltender Jim Carey did it in 1994-95.

According to Claude Julien, the Bruins made a promise to Svedberg to call him up if he played well in Providence, and he held up his end of the bargain with a strong training camp and a solid three months in Providence. It wasn’t quite as good as last year’s spectacular debut in the AHL with the P-Bruins, but Svedberg was still 11-5-3 with a 2.91 goals against average and a .909 save percentage in 20 games for Providence.

He’ll serve as the backup goaltender for Tuukka Rask tonight, and Julien hopes the third goalie provides a good, competitive situation between Chad Johnson and Svedberg.