September 14, 2012

B's assign 23 to Providence in preparation for lockout

By Jesse Connolly

With the NHL lockout and a deadline to make certain players AHL-eligible looming, the Bruins have announced that 23 players have been assigned to Providence. 

Winger Jordan Caron is among those that have been assigned to Providence. (Getty Images)

By position, here’s the breakdown:

Forwards – Carter Camper, Jordan Caron, Craig Cunningham, Justin Florek, Jared Knight, Tyler Randell, Max Sauve, Ryan Spooner

Defensemen – Matt Bartkowski, Ryan Button, Colby Cohen, Tommy Cross, Torey Krug, Kevan Miller, Zach Trotman, David Warsofsky

Goalies – Michael Hutchinson, Adam Morrison, Niklas Svedberg

Garnet Exelby, Christian Hanson, Jamie Tardif and Trent Whitfield all cleared waivers and have also been assigned to Providence.

Prospects Dougie Hamilton and Malcolm Subban have been assigned to their junior clubs in the OHL. Hamilton is eligible to join the Bruins upon the conclusion of the inevitable lockout.

Tyler Seguin was not among those assigned to the American Hockey League. Earlier in the day, the young winger said he believed he’d be eligible to do so.

It was reported earlier in the day that the following players could be assigned to the AHL: those on entry-level deals, players who finished 2011-12 in the American Hockey League or were on their team’s “AHL clear list” last season.

Jesse Connolly can be reached at jconnolly@hockeyjournal.com. Follow him on Twitter at @JesseNEHJ.