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Danton Heinen sent to Providence

It appears the rookie’s first NHL stint has come to an end.

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From the team:

Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, November 2, that the team has assigned forward Danton Heinen to the Providence Bruins.

Heinen is in his first professional season with the Bruins organization in 2016-17, skating in seven of the team's nine games and recording two penalty minutes.

With David Pastrnak set to return from his suspension tomorrow, there was no room for Heinen on the roster. The Bruins elected to keep Sean Kuraly up with the big club and send Heinen down.

After a great camp, Heinen struggled to get his footing in the NHL. He was pointless in seven games.

He certainly wasn’t terrible, especially for a rookie, but did look a bit overwhelmed at times.

A little time in the AHL will likely be beneficial for Heinen, who could use a chance to re-find his game and get back to what had him on the roster out of camp in the first place.