The Bruins trimmed down their roster to 23 players today. Centers Nate Thompson and Petteri Nokelainen as well as defenseman Matt Hunwick were assigned to Providence. Jeff Hoggan was placed on waivers, meaning he can be claimed by any NHL team, if not claimed then he can report to Providence. Looks like David Krejci and Milan Lucic made the team, which is great to see. There are rumors that Lucic may make the west coast trip with the Bruins for the first five games and then be sent back to the Vancouver Giants of the WHL. If Lucic plays more than 9 games with the Bruins then he cannot be sent to Providence or back to his junior team.