The Boston Bruins will be traveling to Washington tomorrow as they open their home-and-home series contest against the Capitals, followed by their final NHL preseason game in the states on Wednesday.
Today, Bruins’ head coach Claude Julien addressed the media via conference call, as the team was making their way back from a team-bonding trip in Brattleboro, Vermont.
One thing, of many, that the coach mentioned was that he’d like to have his roster down to 27-players — currently at 30 excluding the injured Marco Sturm, Trent Whitfield and Marc Savard — by the time they depart for Belfast following the game on Wednesday.
Making those final cuts are going to be awfully difficult for Julien and the Bruins’ upper-management.
“There’s actually a lot of guys actually that we still have to make decisions on in the next couple of days.” said Julien. “We may go to Washington tomorrow, probably giving some of those younger guys another opportunity here to succeed. And giving some of our older players — and we’re talking about our players that have families…. an opportunity to maybe stay home…and we’ll see them on Wednesday.