Morning Free Association: Friday, September 27, 2019

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Yesterday, the Bruins made more roster moves in preparation for the final preseason game on Saturday night and the start of their season on the road.

First, defenseman Alex Petrovic proved himself in camp enough to turn his PTO into a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000 at the NHL level. At the AHL level, he is being generously compensated at $375,000. After being signed, he was placed on waivers to Providence.

Other transactions:

Waivers of Purpose of Assignment to Providence

Paul Carey (F)
Brendan Gaunce (F)
Alex Petrovic (D)

Assigned to Providence

Ryan Fitzgerald (F)
Kyle Keyser (G)
Joona Koppanen (F)
Jeremy Lauzon (D)
Zach Senyshyn (F)
Pavel Shen (F)
Oskar Steen (F)
Urho Vaakanainen (D)

Reporting to Providence

Robert Lantosi (F)

Patrice Bergeron hasn’t seen any game action this preseason as he continues to heal from his groin injury, said injury that prompted IW to say to me, “You always worry about Bergy’s groin.” I would say I’m not alone in that at all.

As we all know, Bergeron opted to not have a groin surgery after the extended postseason. On Wednesday night during the NESN+ broadcast, word broke that Patrice Bergeron had been using a cutting edge approach to healing, platelet-rich plasma injections. This technique involves using the person’s own plasma to accelerate healing to ligaments, tendons, and muscles, without surgery.

Obviously with this therapy, Bergy wants to take his time getting back into game shape. After roughly 15 years of training camps and preseasons, he doesn’t need to prove himself, especially when he’s playing with the same line mates from the past couple of seasons. Hopefully this treatment will help Bergy last long into the postseason.

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Quaider4ever
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Hi All!
No big surprises in the moves. Petrovic not only adds depth, he can teach the Cubs in Providence. I guess Paul Carey being waived to go to Providence means Ritchie is making the team, for now.
Much to do!!!

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Morning all. Only one in the office today so PARTY AT MY OFFICE!comment image

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Hi folks,

I thought Petrovic looked useful, from what I saw of him. That’s a good deal for some much needed D depth (I assume it’ll be much-needed given our luck with D-man health in recent years). A bit surprised Vaakanainen was sent down, but I guess that’s another good sign of the quality and depth of D.

I’m not having a great day. Intended to start work at home at 9am, but my WiFi had other ideas. Gave up trying to fix it at 10am and headed into the office. Of course the train was late and I ended up starting work at 11.30. And to cap it all, while it was gloriously sunny at home it was raining in London. It takes a lot to get me angry these days, but I was not happy!

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Satan 81's Sister

You can never have enough D and D depth.

Hope the day gets better from here!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Thanks. I’ve just heard it’s takeaway curry for dinner, so that’s a significant upswing!

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Satan 81's Sister

Excellent!

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Hahaha! I did once go to an Indian restaurant and that was the last thing I ate for a week! I never went back there ….

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A frustrating day, to be sure. Hope it gets better from here. Sending some of our abundant sunshine your way.