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Bruins add Stempniak, Winnik on PTOs

Two veterans trying to grind out bottom-six roles on a young squad

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While the Bruins are mired in some visa trouble with David Krejci and China, the team announced they were bringing on two veterans on PTOs.

Lee Stempniak is not an unfamiliar face to Bruins fans, playing 19 games at the end of the 2015-16 season with 3-10-13 totals on a line with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand. He had a productive enough season in his first year in Carolina (16-24-40) in a full 82 game stretch, but only played 37 games last year to little production (3-6-9). Daniel Winnick isn’t a stranger to fourth-line grinding roles and played true to his form as a member of the Wild last season to 6-17-23 totals in 81 games. The UNH grad can consider himself a bit of a journeyman, having stints otherwise in Washington, Anaheim, Arizona, San Jose, Toronto and Pittsburgh.

What do you think? Will either of these guys crack the Opening Night roster?