|David Pastrnak sent to AHL, Matt Fraser, Ryan Spooner, Bobby Robins make Bruins for now||10.07.14 at 1:09 pm ET|
Though Peter Chiarelli said that there is still some “roster manipulation” to be done on the part of the Bruins between now and the start of the season for the purposes of maximizing cap space, the Bruins’ roster became more clear leading up to Tuesday’s 5 p.m. deadline.
Right wing David Pastrnak has been sent to Providence of the AHL for the time being. The 2014 first-round pick is there in order to further acclimate himself with the North American game while the Bruins continue to evaluate him. Pastrnak suffered a shoulder injury in his second practice of training camp and missed all but two games of the preseason.
Chiarelli said that the B’s will likely take “two to three weeks” to assess what they have in Pastrnak at the AHL level. The B’s can play him in the NHL for up to nine games before burning a year off his entry level contract. If Pastrnak plays the season in the AHL, his contract will slide to the next season, meaning that his first NHL season will count as the first of three seasons on his entry level deal.
Matt Fraser, Ryan Spooner and Bobby Robins have made the team for now. Fraser seems like a sure thing to earn a full-time spot, while Spooner’s play late in the preseason helped his case to begin the season in Boston.
David Krejci missed Tuesday’s practice and is questionable for Wednesday’s season-opener against the Flyers.
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|Bobby Robins out ‘at least two weeks’ with knee injury||09.19.13 at 1:31 pm ET|
The absence of enforcer Bobby Robins at training camp the last two days was explained by coach Claude Julien Thursday, with Julien sharing that Robins suffered a knee injury in Tuesday’s exhibition game against the Capitals and will miss “at least two weeks.”
Robins, 31, spent the last two seasons playing for Providence, where he has gotten in a whopping 59 fights. He was signed to a two-year, two-way contract in the offseason and could eventually take on a role similar to Shawn Thornton‘s once Thornton calls it a career. Thornton is in the final year of his contract but figures to play another season or two after that.
Click here for a feature we recently did on Robins trying to become the next Thornton.
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