Sep 17, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) makes a save in the second period against Boston Bruins forward Bobby Robins (64) at 1st Mariner Arena. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

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The Boston Bruins have begun to announce which of the players will be making the opening night roster for the 2014-15 NHL season. There are several players that we knew that were going to make it. There is also a couple of unusual surprises.

Both Spooner and Robins are on the opening night roster, per Chiarelli ^CS

— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) October 7, 2014

Ryan Spooner was sent back to Providence last week, but the nagging injury that has kept Gregory Campbell out of the line-up has caused him to be recalled. While he will likely be the starting fourth line center, Spooner showed his flexibility on the left wing. Putting Spooner on the roster is a good sign that the Bruins are moving ahead.

Chiarelli said the Bruins have sent David Pastrnak to Providence ^CS — Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) October 7, 2014

David Pastrnak did not make the roster. The Bruins organization (for whatever reason) believes he needs more time to get ready for the NHL. He’ll also need to put on ten to fifteen pounds of muscle so he can be ready for the big dance.

The same thing can be said about Matt Fraser. Fraser had a strong training camp, and showed marked improvement from last season’s camp. Fraser will likely be tucked in the fourth line(or possibly the third)with Spooner and Daniel Paille, and it’s a good combination in the short terms. …read more