Boston Bruins make first cuts to 2014-15 roster

Sep 24, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Dane Byers (50) controls the puck while being defended by Boston Bruins defenseman Chris Breen (42) during the third period at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins had their first off-day of the pre-season. The Boston Bruins (1-1) took this off-day to make the first cuts to their 2014-15 roster. Today, Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced that ten players were cut from Boston Bruins training camp and be assigned to Providence Bruins training camp which is scheduled to start next week.

None of the ten players got to see much on ice time in the Bruins first two pre-season games, but they learned valuable experience as some of them got their first NHL level training camp under their belts. Some of the players had strong seasons in Providence last season, and a good enough showing this year will earn them another look when the Bruins training camp starts up again next September.

Here are the first round of cuts to the 2014-15 Bruins roster:

Forwards: Andrew Ammon, Rob Flick, Cory Kane, and Ethan Werek.

Defensemen: Tommy Cross, Steve Eminger, Frankie Simonelli, Ben Youds, and Mike Young.

Adam Morrison was the only goalie sent down to Providence. He’ll be competing against Jeremy Smith for the number two slot in Providence. While Niklas Svedberg is still the projected number two for Boston, Malcolm Subban isn’t far behind him and could end up with the slot.

With fans and analysts anticipating further cuts to the Bruins roster after the weekend games, the remaining players in the hunt will really need to show what they’re capable of. Simon Gagne is still in the hunt for a spot on the roster, as are a dozen players from the Providence organization. The Bruins will take on the Capitals in D.C. on Friday and then meet the Red Wings in Detroit on Saturday.

Here’s the news straight from the source: (Boston Bruins)