Bruins send David Pastrnak to Providence, set roster for opener – Boston Globe
The Bruins roster is coming into focus.
Two players on the bubble – Ryan Spooner and Bobby Robins – are in. So is Matt Fraser, whose inclusion on the roster became a fait accompli with his play during the preseason.
David Pastrnak, meanwhile, was sent down to the AHL, where he will play with the Providence Bruins for the time being.
“We’ll have a little more time to watch him and assess him,” general manager Peter Chiarelli said.
Jordan Caron was also sent to Providence as the Bruins set their 23-man roster to meet the league’s 5 p.m. deadline and be salary cap compliant.
The health of David Krejci remains an issue for the Bruins. The center did not return to the final preseason game after the second period on Saturday, and was not on the ice for practice on Tuesday. Later Tuesday he was placed on injured reserve.
Coach Claude Julien had called it “very, very minor” after the game, but said on Tuesday that the injury hadn’t healed as well as they had thought it would.
“I didn’t feel good enough to finish the game,” Krejci said. “We were just being cautious. But obviously you didn’t see me on the ice today. It didn’t heal as fast as I would have liked it to. I would say it’s kind of day to day, so we’ll see when I wake up tomorrow. We’ll see how it goes tomorrow.”
He added, “A little disappointed today that I couldn’t skate. Obviously it has to get better in order to play. We’ll see. It’s a tough call, so we’ll see how it goes tomorrow.”
Simon Gagne, the veteran winger brought in on a tryout agreement, also remains in limbo. Gagne has agreed to practice and travel with the team …read more