The Boston Bruins have gone 2-1-1 in their first four preseason games. The organization will need to cut down its roster in preparation for opening night in eleven days. While there are many quality players who could earn a spot on the roster, the Bruins ongoing salary cap problems mean certain players will have to be sent down to Providence or let loose altogether.

It’s difficult to fight your way on the roster, and with the Bruins a player would have to profoundly impress Claude Julien and Peter Chiarelli to get a contract. For some players, its a matter of too little money or two many quality players. Below are a list of players who will likely not be here after this weekend.

Chris Breen – Breen is a 6’7″, 224lb player who has spent the last five years in the AHL as part of the Calgary Flames organization. He signed as a free agent by the Providence Bruins on July 1st of this year. Last season, he got his first taste of NHL action by playing nine games for Calgary.

Breen will likely be sent down to Providence after this weekend. The Bruins have too many defensemen, and Breen’s just too deep in the mix. He did have his best game against the Red Wings though. He put up two hits, five blocked shots, and saw 3:34 time on the penalty kill.

Bracken Kearns – Kearns just never had a chance to shine in his tryout with the Bruins. Kearns was adequate in the Bruins 2-0 win over Washington at the TD Garden. He was 56% in the faceoff circle, with one shot on goal. He spent 1:47 on the penalty kill, and had 13:20 on ice time. Kearns is a free agent, and …read more