The Boston Bruins are in their annual training camp, and the roster is getting thinner every once in awhile.
The team cannot carry everyone they brought into camp once the regular season starts, but the camp gives them the opportunity to look at a bunch of different players and see how they fit into the equation in terms of depth.
On Sunday, the Bruins trimmed down their roster by a few players. Want a look at what they did? Well, then let's break it down.
Here's what they ended up doing:
They assigned defensemen Axel Andersson and Wiley Sherman to Providence.
Both of them played in a preseason game, but didn't do anything of note.
Andersson, 19, was the team's 57th overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft. He played in Sweden last season and had a plus-5 rating for Sodertajie SK. No clue what that is? Well, he's 19 and will be playing in the AHL, so he must be decent.
Sherman will be in his second year with the P-Bruins this season. Last year, he didn't exactly stand out, putting up seven points in 52 games for the team (2 goals, 5 assists).
Alright, so ready for a few more moves?
Five players will also "report" to the Providence Bruins: Samuel Asselin, Chris Breen, Alexey Solovyey, Brendan Woods and Cooper Zech. Of that group, only Breen and Zech played in a preseason game for the Bruins this season and again, nothing notable to report on from their performances.
So in case you wanted to know why these players are grouped separately, here's the explanation we have for that: the players who "reported" to Providence are on AHL-only contracts. The other guys have two-way contracts. Before being called up to the Bruins, the "reported" players would need to sign an NHL contract of some sort.