Khudobin clears waivers on way to Providence

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Khudobin clears waivers on way to Providence

By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.com Bruins InsiderFollow @hackswithhaggs
The Bruins final roster continues to take shape with opening night two days away as young goaltender Anton Khudobin was placed on waivers Monday with the intention of sending him to the Providence Bruins.

Khudobin had cleared waivers by Tuesday afternoonand reported to Providence after taking part in the weekend team-bonding exercises. He will join teammates Lane MacDermid and Max Sauve after they were sent down on Saturday night.

Khudobin finished with a win in his only preseason action along with a 3.00 goals against average and .900 save percentage for the Bs and is clearly considered a member of the varsity group as the first line of defense should injuries hit the Tim ThomasTuukka Rask goaltending duo.

Veteran forward Chris Clark is the final piece remaining with the Bruins as an unsigned veteran free agent, and the Bruins front office is still attempting to clear up contract space for the 35-year-old thats truly impressed in practice. Clark finished with two points (a goal and an assist) in five preseason games, and impressed with his grit, toughness and willingness to provide an emotional burst. He broke his nose in the final preseason game after dropping the gloves with Michael Haley.

Were still in discussions with signing Clark. As far as the roster goes Anton Khudobin is on waivers, said Chiarelli. Thats all I can tell you right now.

A decision on Clark is expected to come in the next few days before rosters are finalized on Thursday night with the Bruins expected to start the season with the maximum 23 players on the roster should Clark and Jordan Caron both make the final cut.

Joe Haggerty can be reached at jhaggerty@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Joe on Twitter at http:twitter.comHackswithHaggs

Sunday Dec. 4: Zacha adjusting to life in the NHL

Sunday Dec. 4: Zacha adjusting to life in the NHL

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while marveling at the Bruins setting a franchise record this season for fewest practices in a regular season. Thanks compacted schedule due to the World Cup!

*Pavel Zacha is adjusting to life as a rookie in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils, and things are getting better as they go along.

*Manitoba Moose players relive their favorite Star Wars moments prior to the team holding their Star Wars Night.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Elliotte Friedman sits down with new Florida Panthers head coach Tom Rowe to discuss the massive changes in that organization with the firing of Gerard Gallant.

*Good for Anders Nilson putting a rainbow decal on the back of his goalie to mask to support some gay friends that have faced public resistance in their lives.

*Bruce Garrioch has his weekly NHL notes with several players, including Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald, potentially on the trade block if anybody wants them.

*PHT writer Cam Tucker has Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson suffering a broken leg that will keep him out 6-8 weeks.

*There was no blood for the Vancouver Canucks fans, but there was still plenty of drama in a win over the Maple Leafs.

*For something completely different: The World Baseball Classic works for everybody except for Major League Baseball, and that would appear to be a problem.