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Bodnarchuk heads to Providence

Andrew Bodnarchuk has signed an amateur tryout contract with the Providence Bruins and will be on the American Hockey League team's roster for the Calder Cup playoffs.


Andrew Bodnarchuk has
signed an amateur tryout contract with the Providence Bruins and will be on the
American Hockey League team's roster for the Calder Cup
playoffs.

Bodnarchuk, who
captained the Halifax Mooseheads this season, is already signed to a three-year
contract with the Boston Bruins, but the deal doesn't kick in until the fall.
The ATO allows him to get a taste of the minors in
advance.

Providence has 28 players on its
roster, including 16 forweards, nine defencemen and three
goaltenders.

"I got in this morning
and practiced with the team today," Bodnarchuk said. "I've been here all day. I
had a lot of fun last year here (on a similar tryout contract) and got some
games in. They have a big roster right now, so I'm not expecting to play, but if
I do get a chance, it will be unreal."

It's worth noting that
fellow Mooseheads forward Brad Marchand, who is also under contract with
Boston, did not ink a tryout contract with
Providence, at
least not yet.

Marchand may join the
team later in the playoffs if it needs depth, but may not have endeared himself
to the organization after his poor play resulted in him being a healthy scratch
in the final game of the Mooseheads' season.


 
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