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Seguin appears headed for center
Posted By DJ Bean On September 29, 2010 @ 12:29 pm In General | 4 Comments
The Bruins made six more cuts from camp on Wednesday, sending Joe Colborne, Zach Hamill, Steven Kampfer, Jeff LoVecchio, Jeremy Reich, and Wyatt Smith have been assigned to Providence. Though Colborne was expected to require some more seasoning in the AHL anyway, the move to send Hamill down significantly narrows down the team’s options regarding the third-line center.
“It wasn’t easy,” coach Claude Julien  said of sending the former eighth overall pick to Providence. “Zach is a player that has progressed every year so far, and he’s getting there. For him, maybe it’s a disappointment, but for us, we were really impressed with how much he’s gotten better over the course of the few years. He’s pretty close, and to the point where I don’t think as a coach I’d even hesitate to give him a call and use him because there’s going to be some injuries.
“All he has to do is go to Providence and continue to show that he’s a good player and try and be as dominate a player as he can down there. If he has a good season, there’s no reason to believe that he wouldn’t be back. ”
With the competition seemingly down to second overall pick Tyler Seguin  and Blake Wheeler , Claude Julien indicated Wednesday that Seguin may be the preference, though the team will get looks at both players in the three final preseason games. Seguin will center a line with Michael Ryder  and Wheeler vs. the Capitals on Wednesday at TD Garden.
“I think it’s getting clearer. Obviously, with Colborne and Hamill being gone, there’s a bit of a competition in a way to see who’s going to end up there. We’d like to see Tyler play in that position tonight and really give him that chance. We know he can play the wing, we’ve seen him play the wing with some players, and be pretty successful, so more than likely you’re going to see him [at center] and we’ll see how he handles it tonight, especially against a Washington team that is usually a pretty good team. If not, we’ve got a couple of preseason games over in Europe where we can rotate him and Blake in and out.”
Here is the rest of the roster for the game:
Forwards: Patrice Bergeron , Gregory Campbell , Jordan Caron, Nathan Horton , David Krejci , Milan Lucic , Brian McGrattan, Daniel Paille , Mark Recchi , Michael Ryder, Tyler Seguin, Blake Wheeler
Goaltenders: Nolan Schaefer, Tim Thomas 
It is expected that Thomas will start in net on Wednesday night. It will be his first preseason action.
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 Claude Julien: http://media.weei.com/hockey/claude-julien.htm
 Tyler Seguin: http://media.weei.com/hockey/tyler-seguin.htm
 Blake Wheeler: http://media.weei.com/hockey/blake-wheeler.htm
 Michael Ryder: http://media.weei.com/hockey/michael-ryder.htm
 Patrice Bergeron: http://media.weei.com/hockey/patrice-bergeron.htm
 Gregory Campbell: http://media.weei.com/hockey/gregory-campbell.htm
 Nathan Horton: http://media.weei.com/hockey/nathan-horton.htm
 David Krejci: http://media.weei.com/hockey/david-krejci.htm
 Milan Lucic: http://media.weei.com/hockey/milan-lucic.htm
 Daniel Paille: http://media.weei.com/hockey/daniel-paille.htm
 Mark Recchi: http://media.weei.com/hockey/mark-recchi.htm
 Johnny Boychuk: http://media.weei.com/hockey/johnny-boychuk.htm
 Zdeno Chara: http://media.weei.com/hockey/zdeno-chara.htm
 Andrew Ference: http://media.weei.com/hockey/andrew-ference.htm
 Dennis Seidenberg: http://media.weei.com/hockey/dennis-seidenberg.htm
 Tim Thomas: http://media.weei.com/hockey/tim-thomas.htm
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