Boston Bruins: Ryan Spooner, Seth Griffith sent back to AHL.


Oct 8, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins center

Ryan Spooner

(51) steps onto the ice before the game against the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins (3-4-0) are once again shaking things up in order to find the right spark. The Black and Gold have decided to move up veteran forward Simon Gagne to the top line with Milan Lucic and David Krejci. Gagne’s veteran presence can only help the B’s, and if Gagne can find some of his pre-concussion spark, there is a good chance this will lead to success for Boston.

With Gagne’s promotion, the Bruins had to shuffle the lines around to make room. This meant someone was headed back to Providence. The Boston Bruins announced today that both Ryan Spooner and Seth Griffith were sent back to the B’s AHL affiliate Providence Bruins. So far Spooner has played five games for Boston this year, and Griffith has played in three. Neither player was able to tally any points, and both were a -2.

I’m sure some of the fans are disappointed. Spooner was very fast and capable of being a solid playmaker. The problem for Boston is that we have too many gifted players at center. The P-Bruins are likely to shift him over to the wing so he can gain some solid experience and get comfortable in that new role. Spooner will get called up again the moment the team takes an injury.

Matt Fraser will be part of the new Burgundy Line for the Bruins along side Gregory Campbell and Daniel Paille.  Fraser is a good choice. He brings the speed and skill that the Bruins were looking for. (For those keeping track, the current tally for fourth line candidates is Skill: 3, Grit: 1.) We’ll see how the latest configuration holds up when they take on the San Jose Sharks Tuesday night at the TD Garden.