Boston Bruins put Max Talbot, Jeremy Smith On Waivers


It looks like the Boston Bruins have fleshed out their 2015-16 roster. The Bruins have placed forward Max Talbot on waivers.

The 31-year old forward was acquired from the Colorado Avalanche at last year’s trade deadline. Talbot eventually played 18 games for the Black and Gold, tallying three points for the B’s. Talbot had a decent training camp and preseason, but there were a lot of players fighting for fourth line spots in Boston.

Talbot is in the final year of his five-year, nine million dollar contract.

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It looks like Finnish free agent signing Joonas Kemppainen, offseason pick up Zac Rinaldo, Providence Bruin Tyler Randell, and veteran Chris Kelly will be the final four of the thirteen forwards the B’s will be playing on opening night on Thursday.

Max Talbot will likely pass waivers and head on down to Providence for the start of the season. Goaltender Jeremy Smith was also placed on waivers and will be heading back to the AHL. Smith was narrowly beaten out for the backup job by veteran netminder Jonas Gustavsson yesterday.

“I think it’s a luxury to have this situation where we’ll be able to work on our game,” said Julien. “After the last game in Washington, I think it was pretty obvious watching our team that there are parts of our game that really need some work. That’s what we’ve got the opportunity to do this week before the opener.”

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  • The B’s now have to do get all their ducks (or bears) in a row as they get ready for Thursday. The team chose to skip the annual team trip to Vermont in order to get a little more time together on the ice.  The next few days will be full of practices as the Bruins attempt to close some of the gaps the team showed in their last three preseason games.

    “It allows us to work on the parts our game that need to improve, and this week gives us the flexibility to do it,” offered Julien after yesterday’s practice. “Instead of cramming everything at the end and having very little time to get ready, now we have enough time here to do a lot of different things.”

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