Robins clears waivers, sent to Providence

Robins clears waivers, sent to Providence
October 25, 2013, 5:00 pm

It looks like Bobby Robins hockey season is about to get started.

The AHL enforcer that made a very positive impression at the start of training camp before going down with a knee injury has been cleared to start playing again. With that Robins was removed from his injured non-roster player designation, and waived for purpose of an assignment to the AHL in Providence.

Robins cleared waivers at noon on Friday, and will report immediately to the P-Bruins for his customary role as their enforcer and top energy forward.

Robins had an assist in his only preseason appearance against the Washington Capitals in Baltimore, and also picked up a five minute major for fighting Dane Byers during the exhibition game. He also injured the knee late in the game against the Capitals, and missed the rest of his first NHL preseason with the Bruins.

The 6’1, 220-pound native from Peshtigo, WI notched four goals and seven assists for Providence last season for a total of 11 points in 74 games. Robins also led the American Hockey League with 316 penalty minutes last season while willingly dropping the gloves with just about everyone that dared to come calling. In 12 games in the 2013 Calder Cup Playoffs, the forward registered one goal, one assist, and 69 penalty minutes. Robins signed a two-year contract with the Bruins this summer that has put him on Boston’s radar screen should they be looking for a little more toughness at some point during the season.