The Boston Bruins continued to trim their training camp roster down to size Saturday, sending seven players down to Providence for the upcoming start of P-Bruins training camp.
In net, the cuts started with Callum Booth and Jeremy Brodeur.
Expected to be the team’s ECHL tandem in 2021-22, Booth’s move to Providence comes just two days after he was placed on waivers by the Bruins, while Brodeur will report having served as Boston’s sixth-string netminder throughout camp. Neither player drew into action for any of the Black and Gold’s three preseason games to date.
Dougherty will report to Providence fresh off signing an AHL deal with the club, and with a whopping 285 games of AHL experience over the last six games. Dougherty, originally a second-round pick of the Predators back in 2014, totaled five assists and a plus-6 rating in 29 games for the Belleville Senators last season.
On the backend, he’ll be joined by defenseman Andrew Peski.
Up front, the Bruins also reassigned forwards Ian McKinnon, Eduards Tralmaks, and Alex-Olivier Voyer.
By my count, and excluding injured players, this brings the B’s camp roster down to 39 skaters and four goaltenders, and with another three preseason contests to go. Saturday will feature another NHLer-heavy lineup for the Bruins, and the Bruins project the preseason finale to be almost all NHL players, meaning Monday will be the last hurrah for some of the bubble players to make their push and make life difficult on B’s management.
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