The Boston Bruins announced on Monday, September 24, 2018, the roster they would be sending to Philadelphia for their preseason game against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Bruins are currently 4-1 with three preseason games yet to be played including Monday night’s.

While they released a number of players from training camp this past week, there are still a number of players that need to be decided on. The beginning roster sat at 63 and with the releases last week, they are now down to 51 players.

For their game against the Flyers, the following are expected to play:

Forwards: Anton Blidh, Colby Cave, Peter Cehalrik, Ryan Donato, Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson, Trent Frederic, Karson Kuhlman, Mark McNeill, Lee Stempniak, Jack Studnicka, Jordan Szwarz, Chris Wagner and Daniel Winnick

Defensemen: Brandon Carlo, Connor Clifton, Cody Goloubef, Matt Grzelcyk, Steven Kampfer, Jerem Lauzon, and Urho Vaakanainen

Goaltenders: Zane McIntyre and Dan Vladar

“I’m just excited. It will be different playing on a regular size sheet for a game, but I’m really looking forward to it,” shared Donato about his first preseason game in the U.S. “Hopefully I’ll get a lot of chances and hopefully I’ll do well with those chances.”

For some of the players, such as Donato, who were over in China for the beginning of the preseason, this is their first opportunity to get a feel for what’s been going on back in the U.S. with all the players still on the roster.

Obviously they are each hoping to make an impression on Head Coach Bruce Cassidy and the rest of the Bruins organization.

The puck will drop at 7:00 pm at the Wells Fargo Center.

A family historian by profession, Rhonda R. McClure has loved hockey since she was a child in New Hampshire. Any opportunity to combine her love of writing, hockey and research is something she looks forward to with much enthusiasm. She's been accused of seeking out shinny games when there are no other hockey events taking place. She is a member of the Society for International Hockey Research. Follow her on Twitter at @HockeyMaven1917.



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