Bruins trade tough guy McGrattan

Bruins trade tough guy McGrattan

By Joe Haggerty

EDMONTON, AB is reporting that Providence Bruins tough man Brian McGrattan has been traded from the Bs organization, according to sources with knowledge of the deal. McGrattanwas dealt to the Anaheim Ducks organization,and Bostonwill be gettingan unknownhockey assetin exchange for the veteran enforcer that never actually played a game in Boston this season.Rogers Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos tweeted that the deal was McGrattan andSeanZimmerman to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for AHL playersDavid Laliberte and Stephane Chaput, but that has yet to beconfirmed.McGrattan arrived in Boston as an invite to training camp, made the team out of camp and traveled with the Bs for their European Premiere games before eventually getting sent down to the AHL. The 29-year-old McGrattan played in 39 games with the P-Bruins and finished with four goals and an assist along with 97 penalty minutes at the AHL level following his demotion from Boston.
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Beleskey, Spooner and McQuaid highlight Bruins lineup vs. Red Wings


Beleskey, Spooner and McQuaid highlight Bruins lineup vs. Red Wings

The Bruins announced their lineup for the second preseason game on Wednesday night at home against the Detroit Red Wings, and it was slightly more veteran-laden than the youthful Boston group tapped for Monday night’s opening loss to the Blue Jackets.

Matt Beleskey, Ryan Spooner, Adam McQuaid and Dominic Moore lead the grizzled group of Bruins players readying for the exhibition tilt against their Atlantic Division rivals, and 19-year-old Zachary Senyshyn will make his preseason debut after getting fully medically cleared from appendectomy surgery a couple of weeks ago.

The 2015 first round pick has had a bit of a rough summer after bouts with mononucleosis and appendicitis forced him to miss Bruins rookie camp, but Senyshyn has quickly regained his strength and the blazing speed that's his biggest asset as a player. 

Austin Czarnik, Peter Mueller and Sean Kuraly are the only players from the opening night roster that will be in again to show their stuff against the Winged Wheels, and undoubtedly to get another long look from the Bruins coaching staff. Here is the full Black and Gold lineup for Wednesday night’s home date against the Red Wings with the untelevised exhibition game to be streamed on


FORWARDS: Noel Acciari, Matt Beleskey, Anton Blidh, Austin Czarnik, Brian Ferlin, Jesse Gabrielle, Justin Hickman, Sean Kuraly, Dominic Moore, Peter Mueller, Zach Senyshyn, Ryan Spooner.

DEFENSEMEN: Linus Arnesson, Chris Casto, Matt Grzelcyk, Jeremy Lauzon, Adam McQuaid, Colin Miller.

GOALIES: Malcolm Subban, Daniel Vladar.