Bruins place four on waivers bound for Providence

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Bruins place four on waivers bound for Providence

WILMINGTON, Mass. The Boston Bruins made what amounts to a clerical roster move on Wednesday as they placed winger Jamie Tardif, center Trent Whitfield, defenseman Garnet Exelby and forward Christian Hanson on waivers for the purpose of sending them to the AHL.
None of the four players were expected to break the Bruins roster out of training camp, but they would have been full participants in Bostons NHL camp set to start on Sept. 21. Instead those players now need to be sent to Providence for the opening of P-Bruins camp on Sept. 28, and must first pass through waivers over next few days before being able to prepare for Providence.
Twenty-one year old Jordan Caron is likely the only NHL player expected to crack Bostons opening night roster that would most certainly report to Providence for this upcoming season.
By virtue of his 155 games played over the last two seasons and the overseas options available to him should there be no NHL season, there appears to be no shot that 20-year-old Tyler Seguin will be suiting up for the P-Bruins should the hockey players get locked out by NHL ownership.
Fellow youngsters like Torey Krug and David Warsofsky were skating with the Bruins at Captains practice held at Ristuccia Arena on Wednesday morning, and wouldnt need to clear waivers in order to start the season in the AHL with the P-Bruins.
Its another sign that the Bruins along with all other NHL teams are bracing themselves organizationally for a lockout should both sides be unable to come to an agreement on a new CBA by midnight on Sunday.
TSN was the first to report that Tardif, Whitfield, Exelby and Hanson were all placed on waivers by the Bruins given the special NHL waiver period allowed by the NHL with a lockout on the horizon.

What we learned: Bruins 2, Sharks 1

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What we learned: Bruins 2, Sharks 1

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Morning Skate: Asking price on Shattenkirk should scare off Bruins

Morning Skate: Asking price on Shattenkirk should scare off Bruins

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading after watching the Boston Celtics take a hard pass on the Boogie. 
 
-- Bob McKenzie sits in with the good folks at TSN 1200 Ottawa sports radio and talks a little Claude Julien of the Montreal Canadiens

-- The Avalanche youth movement is set to begin as quickly as March 1, as Colorado may move some of its veteran players at the trade deadline. 
 
-- Ryan Johansen got snubbed in his return to Columbus for the first time as a member of the Nashville Predators. That’s too bad, but it’s also not exactly Wayne Gretzky returning to the Edmonton Oilers for the first time. 
 
-- The price tag for Kevin Shattenkirk is in and it includes a top prospect and a first-round pick, along with another piece, for a rental defenseman. That should be far too rich for the Bruins’ blood. The B's were already intent on avoiding the rental market ahead of the trade deadline, and the steep price -- even for a potentially useful short-term acquisition like the puck-moving Shattenkirk -- should make that even more of a certainty. 
 
-- Ken Campbell asks whether hockey agents have gone too far in chasing after prospective prospects before they even enter their teenage years. 

 -- Bobby Ryan has a hand injury that’s going to sideline him, another piece of bad luck for the Senators forward. 
 
-- For something completely different: On President’s Day, it seems only natural to go through the favorite Presidents in the history of the Marvel Universe.