Morning Free Association: More Transactions

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Every beginning must have an end. The brief era of Bruins forward Gemel Smith, the three games he played and the three he sat, is over. Smith has been placed on waivers just prior to the Christmas holiday roster freeze. This transaction can only mean one thing: Patrice Bergeron is on the verge of coming back before the holiday break. Continue reading

Morning Free Associations: Injury News and Transactions

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Just four games into his return from a hand injury, Kevan Miller was knocked out of the game in Toronto with an injury to his throat. Miller spent the night in the hospital and was diagnosed with a non-life threatening injury to his larynx which was confirmed upon his return to Boston. The injury is to his laryngeal cartilage and he will be re-evaluated in five weeks.

I guess we should be glad that Don Sweeney invested in defense this offseason, huh? Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Injury Problems

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Sunday saw the return of Jeremy Lauzon to Providence. Just as quickly as he was sent down, he was recalled on an emergency basis. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Hockey

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Ah, yesterday was a news day.

First, came word that Torey Krug has a left ankle injury and will be re-evaluated in three weeks. I guess this makes the pickup of John Moore over the summer a good thing. Oh yeah, and the Vaakanainening is happening. However, that power play is going to be tough to watch while Krug’s out. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: More Transactions

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The Bruins are less than a week from opening night at the Capitals and have made more cuts to the training camp roster. Jack Studnicka, the center who stated that he wanted to make it difficult for management to send him back to juniors, was sent back to his juniors team, the Oshawa Generals. The following were assigned to the Providence Bruins: Anton Blidh, Colby Cave, Cody Goloubef, Mark McNeill, and Dan Vladar. Jordan Szwarz was placed o waivers the day before and will report to Providence soon; he was kept on the roster for the game against Detroit Red Wings. Continue reading

Morning Free Association: Taking Shape

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The Boston Bruins sent some players packing yesterday. Axel Andersson was sent back to Djurgarden IF in the Swedish Elite League. Cameron Hughes, Emil Johansson, Joona Koppanen, and Zach Senyshyn were assigned to the Providence Bruins camp. Camp invite Tanner Pond will report to Providence. Continue reading