Bruins make rookie cuts, set training camp roster


Bruins make rookie cuts, set training camp roster

By Joe Haggerty Bruins Insider Follow @hackswithhaggs

The Bruins made their training camp roster official on Thursday afternoon, and made five cuts from the rookie training roster.

Rookie free agent invites Dylan Hood, Adam Presizniuk, Conor Stokes, Charlie Dodero and goaltender Jared DeMichiel were left off the Bruins training camp roster of 53 players expected to attend the official opening of training camp on Friday morning.

The rookies will skate at TD Garden on Friday while the veterans will undergo physicals and fitness testing, and both groups will mingle together for two days of weekend double session practices at the Garden.

The practices will be open to the public, and the two sessions will commence at the Garden at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

The roster for training camp is as follows:

Forwards: Jamie Arniel, Patrice Bergeron, Anthony Camara, Gregory Campbell, Carter Camper, Jordan Caron, Stefan Chaput, Chris Clark, Craig Cunningham, Zach Hamill, Josh Hennessy, Nathan Horton, Chris Kelly, Alexander Khokhlachev, Jared Knight, David Krejci, Milan Lucic, Lane MacDermid, Kirk MacDonald, Kyle MacKinnon, Brad Marchand, Daniel Paille, Rich Peverley, Benoit Pouliot, Tyler Randell, Calle Ridderwall, Yannick Riendeau, Max Sauve, Tyler Seguin, Ryan Spooner, Jamie Tardif, Shawn Thornton, Trent Whitfield.
Defensemen: Matt Bartkowski, Andrew Bodnarchuk, Johnny Boychuk, Ryan Button, Marc Cantin, Zdeno Chara, Colby Cohen, Joe Corvo, Andrew Ference, Dougie Hamilton, Steven Kampfer, Nathan McIver, Zach McKelvie, Adam McQuaid, Kevan Miller, Dennis Seidenberg, David Warsofsky.

Goaltenders: Michael Hutchinson, Anton Khudobin, Tuukka Rask, Tim

The players will be divided into two groups of the following players:

Forwards: Arniel, Bergeron, Campbell, Horton, Khokhlachev, MacDermid,
MacDonald, MacKinnon, Paille, Pouliot, Ridderwall, Riendeau, Seguin,
Tardif, Thornton, Whitfield.

Defensemen: Bartkowski, Boychuk, Cohen, Ference, Kampfer, McIver,
McKelvie, Seidenberg.

Goaltenders: Khudobin, Thomas.

Forwards: Camara, Camper, Caron, Chaput, Clark, Cunningham, Hamill,
Hennessy, Kelly, Knight, Krejci, Lucic, Marchand, Peverley, Randell,
Sauve, Spooner.

Defensemen: Bodnarchuk, Button, Cantin, Chara, Corvo, Hamilton,
McQuaid, Miller, Warsofsky.

Goaltenders: Hutchinson, Rask.

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Spooner responds positively to healthy scratch


Spooner responds positively to healthy scratch

BOSTON -- It wasn’t perfect by any means, but Saturday night represented a step in a positive direction for Ryan Spooner.

The 24-year-old speedy forward was scratched for the home opener against New Jersey in classic message-sending fashion by Bruins coach Claude Julien, and deserved it based on a passive lack of production combined with some costly mistakes as well. So he stayed quiet, put in the work and then returned to the lineup Saturday vs. the Montreal Canadiens where he scored a power play goal in the 4-2 loss to the Habs at TD Garden.

“He was better,” agreed Claude Julien. “He was better tonight.”

Spooner could have had even more as he got a couple of great scoring chances in the first period vs. Montreal, but Carey Price was able to turn away a couple of free looks at the Montreal net. So the Bruins forward felt he possibly left points on the ice after it was all said and done, but also clearly played his best game of the young season after going from the press box back to the lineup.

“Yeah, I had like maybe four or five [chances] that I could have scored on,” said Spooner. “I’ve just got to bear down on those [scoring opportunities], and a lot [of them] in the first period. It’s good that I’m getting those looks, but I have to score on them.

“I’m just going to go out there and just try to play. I can’t really think about [fighting to hold a spot]. I’ve just got to go out there and try to play, I guess, the game I can and try to use the speed that I have.”

The Spooner power play strike was a nifty one with the shifty forward and David Backes connecting on a pass across the front of the net, and the young B’s forward showing the necessary assertiveness cutting to the net from his half-wall position.

Spooner had five shot attempts overall in the game, and was one of the few Bruins players really getting the chances they wanted against a pretty effective Montreal defensive group. Now it’s a matter of Spooner, along with linemates Backes and David Krejci, scoring during 5-on-5 play and giving the Bruins a little more offensive balance after riding Boston’s top line very hard during the regular season’s first couple of weeks. 

Sunday, Oct. 23: Hall fitting in with Devils


Sunday, Oct. 23: Hall fitting in with Devils

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while waiting to find out which Walking Dead character got brained by Lucille in last season’s cliffhanger. I’m going with Abraham.

*The SI roundtable talks about the future of Jacob Trouba, and where he’ll end up going when his current situation resolves itself.

*P.K. Subban is apparently getting very comfortable in Nashville, and enjoying life in a city with NFL football.

*Fun conversation between Yahoo’s Josh Cooper and Brad Marchand about a whole range of random topics.

*A cool father-son story where they became the goaltending tandem for the Ontario Reign through a series of dominoes falling after Jonathan Quick went down with injury for the Los Angeles Kings.

*Pro Hockey Talk has Taylor Hall serving as exactly what the New Jersey Devils have needed for the last couple of years.

*For something completely different: FOH (Friend of Haggs) Dan Shaughnessy says that the MLB playoffs couldn’t have played out any worse for the Boston Red Sox.