In an effort to get their camp down to just ‘one big group,’ Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney placed five players on waivers, and assigned three other players to the Providence Bruins on Tuesday.
On the waiver front, Sweeney confirmed that the Bruins have placed forwards Anton Blidh, Colby Cave, Mark McNeill, and Jordan Szwarz, as well as defenseman Cody Goloubef, on waivers.
Blidh, Cave, and Szwarz all appeared in NHL games with the Bruins last season, and it was Szwarz that made the biggest impact, with three assists and 19 shots in 12 games with the Big B’s.
Each player that survives the waiver wire will report to the AHL, and join forward Karson Kuhlman, and defensemen Connor Clifton and Jeremy Lauzon, who were assigned to the P-Bruins on Tuesday.
With the cuts, and excluding injuries up front and on the backend, the Bruins have 16 forwards and nine defensemen left in their camp. Include their currently-injured talents and that forward figure bumps up to 22, and their defensemen number bumps up to an even 10.
The Bruins, 4-3 winners in last night’s road preseason head-to-head with the Philadelphia Flyers and now at 5-0-1 this September, will conclude their preseason with home games on Wednesday night against the Detroit Red Wings and Saturday at 5 p.m. against the Flyers.