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Bruins send first-round pick Pastrnak to AHL

by NHL.com Staff / NHL.com
The Boston Bruins sent forward David Pastrnak to Providence of the American Hockey League, general manager Peter Chiarelli told the Bruins website Tuesday.

Pastrnak, the No. 25 pick in the 2014 NHL Draft and No. 51 on the NHL.com Top 60 prospect ranking, appeared in two preseason games after recovering from a shoulder injury sustained on the second day of training camp. He assisted on Daniel Paille's goal Friday in the Bruins' 6-1 win against the New York Islanders at Bridgeport, Conn.

"You see the skill level this young player has," Bruins coach Claude Julien told the Boston Globe on Friday. "This is his first NHL game, so he's getting his feet wet and trying to feel his way through. I thought as the game went on, he started feeling a bit better. He's capable of making good plays. To me, he looked like a player playing in his first game, with talent, that will only get better and better as he feels more comfortable."

Pastrnak had eight goals and 16 assists in 36 games last season for Sodertalje in Sweden's second division.

In addition to Pastrnak, forward Jordan Caron was sent to the AHL.

The Bruins also called up two players, right wing Brian Ferlin and goaltender Malcolm Subban, from Providence.

Center David Krejci was placed on injured reserve, center Marc Savard was placed on long-term injured reserve and center Gregory Campbell and forward Anthony Camara were placed on non-roster/injured reserve.

Centers Ryan Spooner and Bobby Robins made the Bruins opening-night roster. The Bruins begin the season Wednesday against the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Garden.

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The St. Louis Blues finalized their 23-man roster Tuesday after assigning forward Robby Fabbri to the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League. Forward Dmitrij Jaskin and defensemen Chris Butler and Petteri Lindbohm were sent to the Chicago Wolves of the AHL.

Fabbri, the No. 21 pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, scored 45 goals and 87 points in 58 regular-season games. He had 13 goals and 28 points in 16 playoff games to help lead the Storm to the OHL championship. He also had six points in four Memorial Cup games before Guelph lost to the Edmonton Oil Kings in the final.

Jaskin, No. 22 on NHL.com's ranking of the Top 60 prospects in the League, had a goal and an assist in 18 games with the Blues last season.

The Blues open the season Thursday at home against the New York Rangers.

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The New York Islanders sent forward Anders Lee and defenseman Ryan Pulock to Bridgeport of the American Hockey League to set their roster at 23 players.

Defensemen Matt Carkner (back) and Lubomir Visnovsky (back) were each placed on injured reserve Tuesday. Carkner is retroactive to Sept. 22 and Visnovsky is retroactive to Sept. 29.

Defenseman Griffin Reinhart, the No. 4 pick in the 2012 NHL Draft and No. 20 on NHL.com's ranking of the Top 60 prospects in the League, made the team. The Islanders begin the season Friday at the Carolina Hurricanes.

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The Nashville Predators on Tuesday placed forwards Matt Cullen (upper body) and Viktor Stalberg (lower body) on injured reserve. Forward Mike Fisher, recovering from surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon, was designated a non-roster player.

The Predators active roster is at 22 players. They begin the season Thursday against the Ottawa Senators at Bridgestone Arena.

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The Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday reassigned goaltender Peter Budaj to St. John's of the American Hockey League.

The Jets acquired Budaj, 32, and forward Patrick Holland from the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday for forward Eric Tangradi. He is 124-107-36 with a 2.76 goals against average, .903 save percentage and 11 shutouts in 296 NHL games with the Colorado Avalanche and Canadiens.

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The San Jose Sharks assigned defenseman Taylor Doherty to Worcester of the AHL to reduce their training camp roster to 27 players.

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The New York Rangers reassigned forward Chris Mueller to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League on Tuesday.

The move leaves the Rangers' roster at 23 players. That includes injured forward Kevin Hayes.

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The Dallas Stars finalized the 22-man roster that will begin the regular season Thursday against the Chicago Blackhawks at American Airlines Center. Defenseman Sergei Gonchar (broken ankle) was placed on injured reserve and forward Rich Peverley on injured non-roster.

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Rookie defenseman Damon Severson made the New Jersey Devils' season-opening 23-man roster.

Severson, a second-round pick (No. 60) in the 2012 NHL Draft, had one assist, a plus-2 rating and seven shots on goal in five preseason games. He had 15 goals and 61 points in 64 games last season with the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League.

Also making the final roster was Scott Clemmensen, who beat out Keith Kinkaid to start the season as the backup goaltender.

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