The Bruins placed forward Brian McGrattan on waivers today with the intention of assigning him to the Providence Bruins. If McGrattan goes unclaimed for 48 hours, he will report to Providence.
Peter Chiarelli on his decision to waive McGrattan to send him to Providence (via NESN.com): "I felt it was time for him to go down there. Frankly, it [McGrattan's toughness] was something I thought we might have needed to start the year. I'm not saying we still won't need him. I spoke with him and there's a good chance he'll be back, but it was time to put him down and get him off the cap for one thing. We'll see where it goes from there."