This afternoon, the Boston Bruins announced the following, less-than-surprising transactions: Tanner Pond, Cam Hughes, Emil Johansson, Joona Koppanen and Zach Senyshyn have all been assigned to the AHL and will report to the Providence Bruins for the foreseeable future. In addition, Axel Andersson has been returned to his team in the Swedish Hockey League.
Senyshyn continues to be a bit of an enigma, and while his stock since being drafted in the first round a few years ago has precipitously dropped, he showed some signs of a man rejuvenated during this preseason. Clearly, the B’s brass weren’t impressed enough to keep him around for the rest of the preseason, as they work towards the Opening Day roster for next Wednesday. Andersson looked comfortable in a more back-and-forth style in the preseason (being paired with Zdeno Chara didn’t hurt, either), but needs some work in order to crack an NHL lineup. The kid’s 18 years old, we’ll see him again soon enough.