Depending on how you look at it, forwards Max Sauve and Lane MacDermid were either saved from having to go on the Bruins’ team-building excursion or they missed out.
Regardless, the Bruins assigned both to the Providence (AHL) farm club prior to departing for their trip.
The roster now stands at 25, including injured defenseman Steven Kampfer. My guess is that minus third goaltender Anton Khudobin, this will be the roster you see when the Bruins host Philadelphia in the season opener Thursday at TD Garden. That would mean Jordan Caron and Chris Clark, who would sign something close to a minimum contract, would both be on the team. It also puts to rest the thought that the Bruins would cut bait with Benoit Pouliot without giving him a chance to prove what he can do in the regular season.
The Bruins’ team-building activity was still a secret to everyone but the team’s brass. We’ll find out more Monday afternoon during a conference call.