Report: Bruins Trim Down Roster as Regular Season Approaches

After last night’s exciting 5-4 victory over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden, the Bruins returned to practice this morning with a handful of players missing. With the season beginning next week and the Bruins needing to get their roster trimmed down to 23 by Saturday, cuts were looming. Multiple players have been fighting tooth and nail to carve out a role on the NHL roster to start the season, and it seems some of them have fallen short. Many fans had hoped to see a youth movement take over the fourth line with Johnny Beecher and Marc McLaughlin leading the charge. Today we learned where these players will start their season.

Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, October 6, the following roster transactions:

Keith Kinkaid, Joona Koppanen, Vinni Lettieri and Dan Renouf have been placed on waivers for purpose of assignment to Providence.

Jack Ahcan, John Beecher, Kyle Keyser, Fabian Lysell and Marc McLaughlin have been assigned to Providence.

While Lysell and Beecher showed a high upside, heading to Providence will be the best option. They will continue their development by getting the opportunity to play nightly and make mistakes. After a strong prospect challenge and training camp, both players are not far off from making their NHL Debuts. They just need to polish their games, and if injuries arise throughout the season, they will most likely be some of the first calls up to get a taste of the NHL.

McLaughlin was a surprise cut as he outplayed veterans Nick Foligno, Tomas Nosek, and Chris Wagner all preseason. He has also demonstrated that he can play at the NHL level with his three goals in 11 games last season. His ability to play center and wing will come in handy for the Bruins, as his versatility allows him to shift around the lineup wherever needed.

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