With the regular season just nine days away, the Boston Bruins are still trimming down their roster. After the Bruins 3-2 overtime win last night, they announced additional cuts to the team’s provisional roster. Three more players were cut, and it was no means an easy decision for the organization to make.
“There are quite a few guys in the mix. That’s some of the stuff I alluded to this morning and the other day by saying we’re going to have some tough decisions to make at the end,” said Claude Julien. “There’s no doubt those decisions will be made as a group; upper management, coaches involved, because everybody’s going to have an opinion and going to have to weigh pros and cons and everything else that goes with it.”
Forward Craig Cunningham and defenseman David Warsofsky were both released to AHL training camp. They’ve played in the Providence system before, and have done well for the baby B’s. If the injury list was as rough as it was last season (*knock on wood*), then we’ll see these gentlemen in the ‘B’ again. Journeyman blueliner Mike Moore was placed on waivers by Boston. (With the intent of sending him to the AHL Bruins as well.)
At present, the current B’s roster is listed with twenty-eight players. There is still a little fat left to be trimmed from the roster in order to get it ready for opening night. We’re going to cut one goalie (My money is still on Chad Johnson being put on waivers and Niklas Svedberg getting the number two job.), and we’ll need to see who will be the big winners in the third line sweepstakes. Jordan Caron, Ryan Spooner, and Carl Soderberg lead the pack there. Bobby Robins is still in the mix, despite being injured last week.
The Bruins have two more away pre-season games in Winnipeg and Saskatoon taking on the Jets. It’s going to be interesting to see who makes the final roster for the Black and Gold.