No surprises in Bruins first round of cuts

No surprises in Bruins first round of cuts
September 18, 2013, 6:15 pm
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The Bruins have made the first round of training camp cuts to their NHL camp, and none of them are gobsmackers. Four players on AHL contracts (Scott Campbell, Jack Downing, Steven Spinell and Ben Youds) were released to the Providence Bruins camp, and both Tyler Randell and Adam Morrison were assigned to the AHL camp on Wednesday afternoon.

Campbell scored a goal in one of the 15-minute scrimmages during the third day of training camp, and Downing took part in the shootout win over the Washington Capitals at Baltimore Arena on Tuesday night. In fact, Downing wasn’t listed on the player roster, and the PA announcer simply introduced him as “No. 80” before the Bruins forward was denied in the extra session.

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli met with all six players on Wednesday afternoon following both camp practices, and expressed some regret that the organization couldn’t get all of them into at least one game.

“The first two [preseason] games allowed us to take a look at a couple of players we might otherwise not have been able to, so there’s a development piece there,” said Chiarelli. “There may have been some guys cut that didn’t get into a game. It would have been nice to get them in.

“The early games are definitely evaluation for us, but there’s also most definitely a development piece of it for us too,” Chiarelli said.

The training camp roster stands at 46 players, and will likely get pared again quickly after the home game Thursday night against the Detroit Red Wings.