If you were hoping to get some Bruins related hockey back into your life come October, look no further than the Providence Bruins. Though all preseason NHL games have been cancelled, tonight marks the preseason opener for the P-Bruins. On hand to play these games is a slew of Bruins prospects/familiar names to B’s fans.
The P-Bruins will face off tonight against the Springfield Falcons at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough and you can be sure that prospects like Jared Knight, Ryan Spooner, Torey Krug, Justin Florek and Tommy Cross will be getting a lot of playing time.
Providence Coach Bruce Cassidy had this to say about his lineup:
“All our tryout guys will play in the first two games,” said Cassidy. “Our young guys like Florek, Krug, Spooner and Knight will play at least one and maybe both games [in Marlborough]. The odd guy might play in all three [preseason games], and then it will be our probably lineup playing Saturday.” (Via CSNNE)
Because of the lockout, Cassidy has his hands full of Bruins/P-Bruins talent and there are only so many spots on the team. Odds are a lot of these guys will end up in the ECHL until the lockout comes to an end. I think he is taking this preseason as a try out of sorts for the younger guys.
Whatever happens, happens but if you’re craving some Bruins action in your life then be sure to check out a Providence game in the future. And be sure to check back here as we’ll be keeping you updated with the progress the team makes, and transactions of players.