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Seth Griffith, Zach Trotman among 11 Bruins cuts 09.28.14 at 1:59 pm ET
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The Bruins cut 11 players from training camp Sunday, with Seth Griffith and Zach Trotman the biggest names among them.

Also sent to Providence were forwards Alex Fallstrom, Brian Ferlin, Jared Knight, Matt Lindblad, Tyler Randell and Ben Sexton. Defensemen Chris Casto and Joe Morrow were also sent down. Bracken Kearns, who was in on a tryout, was released from his tryout agreement. Randell must clear waivers before he can be assigned to Providence.

Trotman figured to be cut, as his status as perhaps Providence’€™s defensemen doesn’€™t do much considering Boston’€™s logjam on defense. Griffith, however, is something of a surprise cut, as the Bruins gave him ample looks in Reilly Smith’€™s spot on the right wing of Patrice Bergeron‘€™s line with Brad Marchand.

David Pastrnak returned to practice for the B’€™s, skating on a line with Ryan Spooner and Ville Leino. The Bruins’€™ camp roster (34 players counting the injured Gregory Campbell and Linus Arnesson as well as Anthony Camara, who is out with an illness) is now small enough to ice one big group rather than two. Saturday’€™s lines were as follows:

Lucic – Krejci – Eriksson
Marchand – Bergeron – Gagne
Kelly – Soderberg – Fraser
Paille – Cunningham – Caron
Leino – Spooner – Pastrnak
Florek – Khokhlachev – Robins

Defensemen: Zdeno Chara, Dougie Hamilton, Kevan Miller, Matt Bartkowski, Dennis Seidenberg, Johnny Boychuk, David Warsofsky, Chris Breen, Adam McQuaid

Goalies: Tuukka Rask, Niklas Svedberg, Malcolm Subban, Jeremy Smith

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Seth Griffith, Jordan Caron have multi-point games as Bruins fall to Capitals 09.26.14 at 10:36 pm ET
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The Bruins suffered a 5-4 overtime loss Friday night as they faced the Capitals in their second preseason meeting in three days.

Seth Griffith and Jordan Caron had two points apiece for Boston, with Caron assisting both of Griffith’€™s goals. The B’€™s also got scoring from Matt Fraser (his second power-play goal in as many games this preseason) and Matt Lindblad.

Caron stole the puck from Washington defenseman and high-priced free agent acquisition Matt Niskanen to set up Griffith’s first goal and took part in an impressive passing sequence on Griffith’s second goal. After the game, Claude Julien spoke of what Caron’s play is doing for his chances of earning a full-time spot this season after serving as the team’s 13th forward last season.

“I thought he had a real strong game tonight,” Julien told reporters. “There’€™s no doubt he’€™s fighting for a spot,and he wants to show us that he belongs here, and if he plays like that, he’€™s got a real good chance of sticking.”

The Capitals got two power play goals from Alexander Ovechkin, with their other regulation scoring coming from Michael Latta and Liam O’€™Brien. Troy Brouwer scored the game-winner in overtime.

Niklas Svedberg, who is expected to be Tuukka Rask‘€™s backup this season, played the entire game for Boston.

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Bruins kick off training camp practices 09.19.14 at 12:28 pm ET
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WILMINGTON — The Bruins began their training camp practices Friday morning at Ristuccia Arena.

As usual, the practices were split into two groups. Both David Pastrnak and Loui Eriksson were in the same group as David Krejci, though Milan Lucic was in the other group.

Gregory Campbell (mid core) and Linus Arnesson (groin) were both out. Campbell was not listed as being in either group, though Arnesson is listed in the first group.

With Reilly Smith and Torey Krug out, Seth Griffith skated with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand, while Kevan Miller was paired with David Warsofsky.

The practice groups and lines were as follows:

Group 1:

Forwards: Patrice Bergeron, Anthony Camara, Alexander Fallstrom, Brian Ferlin, Rob Flick, Simon Gagne, Seth Griffith, Cory Kane, Chris Kelly, Milan Lucic, Brad Marchand, Daniel Paille, Bobby Robins, Ben Sexton, Ryan Spooner

Defensemen: Linus Arnesson (absent), Johnny Boychuk, Tommy Cross, Steve Eminger, Kevan Miller, Dennis Seidenberg, David Warsofsky, Ben Youds

Goaltenders: Tuukka Rask, Jeremy Smith

Marchand – Bergeron – Griffith
Lucic – Kelly – Ferlin
Paille – Spooner – Gagne
Camara – Flick – Fallstrom
Robins – Kane – Sexton

Seidenberg – Simonelli
Eminger – Boychuk
Warsofsky – Miller
Cross – Youds

Group 2:

Forwards: Jordan Caron, Loui Eriksson, Justin Florek, Matt Fraser, Bracken Kearns, Alexander Khokhlachev, Jared Knight, David Krejci, Ville Leino, Matt Lindblad, David Pastrnak, Tyler Randell, Carl Söderberg, Ethan Werek.

Defensemen: Matt Bartkowski, Chris Breen, Chris Casto, Zdeno Chara, Dougie Hamilton, Adam McQuaid, Joe Morrow, Zach Trotman.

Goaltenders: Niklas Svedberg, Malcolm Subban

Fraser – Krejci – Pastrnak/Randell
Lindblad – Khokhlachev – Eriksson
Caron – Soderberg – Knight
Florek – Kearns – Leino

Chara – Hamilton
Bartkowski – Trotman
Casto – Breen
Morrow – McQuaid

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Bruins sign Seth Griffith to entry level deal 04.09.13 at 4:25 pm ET
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The Bruins announced Tuesday that they have signed forward Seth Griffith to a three-year entry-level deal.

Griffith, a fifth-round pick of the Bruins in last year’s draft, scored 33 goals with 48 assists for 81 points in 54 games in the regular season for the London Knights of the OHL. He was given the Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy, given to the league’s top-scoring right wing, for his performance. Griffith also had a goal and three assists for four points in seven playoff games.

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Bruins select forward Seth Griffith with first fifth-round pick 06.23.12 at 11:59 am ET
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The Bruins selected forward Seth Griffith with their first fifth-round pick (131st overall) in the draft Saturday. The pick was acquired in a trade with the Lightning, when the Bruins dealt the rights to Benoit Pouliot for the pick and Michel Ouellet.

Griffith led the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League in goals and points in the 2011-12 season, recording 45 goals and 85 points in 68 games. He also led his team in points during the playoffs, when the Knights were runners-up for the Memorial Cup. The 19-year-old Wallaceburg, Ontario, native is 5-foot-11 and 180 pounds.

Griffith played alongside former Bruins second-round pick Jared Knight last season in London.

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