Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins have returned forward Jack Studnicka to the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney confirmed Wednesday.

In the mix for the Bruins’ vacant third-line center spot with Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson and Trent Frederic, the decision to send Studnicka back to the Generals comes after some noticeable steps forward from both Forsbacka Karlsson and Frederic in the Black and Gold’s 4-3 win over the Flyers on Monday.

And was hinted at as the 19-year-old Studnicka’s next move by Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy following Wednesday’s pregame practice at TD Garden this morning.

Studnicka’s ‘failure’ to make the Bruins is not a negative, as he impressed with a point-per-game pace during his five-game cameo with the Providence Bruins last season, and heads back to O for further seasoning and to captain a team he totaled 22 goals and 72 points with in just 66 games a season ago.

Sweeney also confirmed that Anton Blidh, Colby Cave, Cody Goloubef, and Mark McNeill cleared waivers and have been assigned to the Providence Bruins. Forward Jordan Szwarz also cleared waivers, but will remain with the Boston Bruins and is eligible for Wednesday’s game against the Detroit Red Wings.

The Bruins also assigned goaltender Daniel Vladar to the P-Bruins.

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