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Bruins begin to cut down roster, cutting 22

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The first round of cuts have happened, and the Bruins roster is beginning to shape up

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The Bruins have trimmed their roster from 31 forwards, 19 defensemen, and 5 goalies to 21 forwards, 10 defensemen, and 3 goalies.

Here is a list of players cut, or reassigned, and what their next stop is. No more information means they were sent to the Providence Bruins, and did not require waivers.

Anton Blidh, Colby Cave, Peter Cehlarik, Colton Hargrove, Jesse Gabrielle, Peter Mueller, Justin Hickman, Mark Naclerio, Zach Senyshyn, A.J. White, Linus Arnesson, Chris Breen, Chris Casto, Tommy Cross, Alex Grant, Matt Grzelcyk, Jérémy Lauzon, Alex Roach, Jakub Zboril, Matt Ginn, Zane McIntyre, and Daniel Vladar.

Bruins cut roster as of 10/2

And the remaining Bruins roster after the cuts:

Bruins roster as of 10/2

It’s a shame that Peter Mueller couldn’t stick, I thought he could play, and the Vatrano injury certainly helped him, as did his willingness to start in the AHL. This move puts a lot of trust into Griffith and Danton Heinen, who have to be prime options for open forward spots. Jake DeBrusk is another name that could be thrown into the mix, and it seems likely that he will play in the AHL this year, with the potential for NHL time. Either way, most of these moves were fairly obvious, and it will be the next 15 cuts that are much harder.