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Roster Full Of Bruins Hopefuls To Play In Preseason Opener



Only one regular from the Boston Bruins 2018-19 NHL roster will make the trip to Newark, New Jersey this afternoon for the team’s first preseason game tonight against the New Jersey Devils. Not surprisingly, Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy will ease his veterans back into action, especially those with nagging injuries like Patrice Bergeron and captain Zdeno Chara.

Forward Chris Wagner will be the only player on the roster that saw significant time in Boston last season. Meanwhile, Bruins newcomers Brett Ritchie and Par Lindholm, as well as defenseman Steven Kampfer are the only other players who registered 25 games in the NHL last season. The two free-agent signings will be accompanied by top prospects Trent Frederic and Jack Studnicka up front. On the blue line, highly touted prospect Urho Vaakanainen and other youngsters to keep an eye on, such as Jakub Zboril and Axel Andersson.

Here’s the roster for Monday night at the Prudential Center:

Forwards: Anton Blidh, Paul Carey, Ryan Fitzgerald, Frederic, Brendan Gaunce, Robert Lantosi*, Jakub Lauko, Lindholm, Ritchie, Zach Senyshyn, Oskar Steen, Studnicka, Wagner

Defensemen: Andersson, Chris Breen*, Kampfer, Alex Petrovic**, Wiley Sherman, Vaakanainen, Zboril

Goaltenders: Kyle Keyser, Dan Vladar

*AHL contract

**Professional Tryout Agreement

Update! Here’s what the forward lines and d-pairings looked like Monday morning:

Carey – Studnicka – Ritchie

Blidh – Lindholm – Wagner

Fitzgerald – Frederic – Steen

Lauko – Gaunce – Senyshyn/Lantosi


Zboril – Kampfer

Breen – Andersson/Sherman



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