Bruins cut three from camp, six more to come

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The Bruins made three NHL training camp roster cuts, as they released forward Craig Cunningham and defenseman Dan Warsovsky to Providence. They also placed veteran blue liner Mike Moore on waivers with the hopes of him further developing in Providence.

Boston’s NHL roster currently sits at 28. Six more cuts are expected in the coming days. Claude Julien and upper-management would like to reduce their roster to the NHL’S mandatory 22-man roster limit sometime prior to their two-game trip to Winnipeg and Saskatoon on Thursday.

We know which regulars will make up the roster. But Ryan Spooner, Nick Johnson, Matt Fraser, Carl Soderberg and Jordan Caron are all battling it out for a third line position. Niklas Svedberg and Chad Johnson are dueling for the second string goaltending role.

Then there is Kevan Millar. Millar has had a strong preseason and is making a case to earn himself a seventh defensemen job with the Bruins. A job occupied by Aaron Johnson last season.

What does Dougie Hamilton’s future hold? Torey Krug and Matt Bartkowski have looked fantastic and have made it nearly impossible to ignore that. Hamilton has a lot to prove over the remaining preseason contests if has hopes of swaying any last minute decision making when it comes to selecting the final two starting defensemen.

Boston has a dilemma on its hands, a unique predicament at that. Their organizational depth runs deep and selecting a final roster will be quite the challenge. The final preseason games will be crucial in determining who stays and goes. This Bruins team will only be that much better when it’s all said and done due to the healthy competition many of their players have been caught up in this training camp.

“There are quite a few guys in the mix. That’s some of the stuff I alluded to this morning and the other day by saying we’re going to have some tough decisions to make at the end,” Claude Julien told CSNNE.com.

Frank O’Laughlin – Senior Contributor – TitleTown Sports Network

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