Bruins roster announced!

A few more days until the new season starts! Teams are beginning to narrow down their rosters. The Flyers have reportedly reduced theirs and now the Boston Bruins have narrowed down the size of their roster.The Boston Bruins assigned 20 players to their AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins. These players include the following:

Jeff Maund, G

Andrew Raycroft, G

Bobby Allen, D

Vratislav Cech, D

Jonathan Girard, D

Chris Kelleher, D

Zdenek Kultak, D

Denis Timofeev, D

Eric Van Acker, D

Chris Berti, F

Carl Corazzini, F

Greg Crozier, F

Lee Goren, F

Andy Hilbert, F

Ivan Huml, F

Mattias Karlin, F

Eric Manlow, F

Marcel Rodman, F

Tony Tuzzolino, F

Jeff Zehr, F

The following players were released from the organization:

Stu Bodtker, F

Mike Sylvia, F

Joe Hulbig, F

Ed Hill, D

The following player were returned to the junior teams:

Colton Orr

Jiri Jakes

Shaone Morrisonn

And finally the 2001-2002 Boston Bruins roster is as follows:

Byron Dafoe, G

Tim Thomas, G (I’m extremely happy for him because he played for the University of Vermont several years back and I live in Vermont, about a half hour from the university.)

John Grahame, G

Nick Boynton, D

Hal Gill, D

Pavel Kolarik, D

Jarno Kultanen, D

Kyle McLaren, D

Sean O’Donnell, D

Don Sweeney, D

P.J. Axelsson, F

Mikko Eloranta, F

John Emmons, F

Bill Guerin, F

Mike Knuble, F

Martin Lapointe, F

Andrei Nazarov, F

Scott Pellerin, F

Brian Rolston, F

Sergie Samsonov, F

P.J. Stock, F

Joe Thornton, F

Rob Zamuner, F

Jay Henderson and Richard Jackman remain in Boston as non-roster players while nursing injuries.

(Please, no bashing, just reporting news.)