BOSTON — Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli told TheBruinsBlog.net (serving as a conduit for the Boston Herald) this morning that he has not ruled out carrying the maximum amount of players allowed — 23 — when camp breaks next week.
The roster must be set by 3 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Oct. 5.
The Bruins practiced today at TD Garden with 27 players. The line combinations were as follows:
A fifth line consisted of Thornton, Seguin, Sauve and MacDermid
The eight remaining defensemen are Chara, Seidenberg, Boychuk, Ference, McQuaid, Corvo, Kampfer and Bartkowski. It’s widely believed that Kampfer and Bartkowski are competing for the seventh D spot.
When asked if players who came to camp already with a job were in the clear in terms of making the roster or being in the lineup, Chiarelli declined to comment.