Nine days away from the start of the 2018-19 season, the Boston Bruins continued to trim their training camp roster down to something more closely resembling an NHL squad Monday, cutting six players from their main camp.
The most notable move is the B’s returning defenseman Axel Andersson to Djurgarden IF of the Swedish Elite League.
The 18-year-old Andersson was an undeniable standout on the B’s ‘domestic’ squad, and came through with the game-tying goal in 15:24 of time on ice in his final showing of the preseason, a 4-3 overtime loss to the Red Wings. After the game, Andersson, drafted by the Bruins in the second round (57th overall) this year, was praised by both Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy and received some on-ice kudos from B’s captain Zdeno Chara. Where Andersson goes from here is seemingly up in the air, though, as he’s not a player without options, meaning a return to the SEL isn’t guaranteed.
Elsewhere down the training camp roster, forwards Cameron Hughes, Joona Koppanen, and Zach Senyshyn, as well as defenseman Emil Johansson, were all reassigned to the Providence Bruins.
Hughes put in strong work as a net-front presence during his preseason appearances in Boston (and scored a pair of goals from in tight), while Senyshyn had a two-goal performance against the Capitals last week.
Tanner Pond, who spent the majority of 2017-18 in the ECHL, will also report to P-Bruins camp.
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