The Boston Bruins made some news today, as they placed veteran defenseman Steven Kampfer on waivers for the purpose of assignment to AHL Providence. Kampfer has played in four games with the Bruins this season. Last year, Kampfer played in 35 games with Boston and registered six points (3 g, 3 a).
The Bruins waiving of Kampfer comes as no surprise. The club had a logjam of defensemen on the roster following the recall of John Moore from AHL Providence last Monday. Moore made his season debut on Thursday against the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Bruins roster now has seven defensemen occupying spots on the roster. Charlie McAvoy, Zdeno Chara, Torey Krug, Brandon Carlo, Matt Grzelcyk, Connor Clifton and John Moore remain on the NHL roster. Veteran Kevan Miller remains on IR and is working towards a return to the lineup.
If Kampfer clears waivers tomorrow at noon, he will be assigned to AHL Providence. Kampfer played in three games a season ago with the Providence Bruins, registering two points (1 g, 1 a).
The Bruins return to action tomorrow night when they visit the Ottawa Senators.