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Malcolm Subban included among Bruins cuts

Sep 22, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

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Boston Bruins prospect Malcolm Subban faced his brother P.K. Subban on Monday and received a rude awakening via an 8-goal shellacking by the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday, but now his NHL lessons appear to be over. CSNNE.com’s Joe Haggerty reports that Bruins demoted Subban along with three other players on Sunday.

It appears that the Bruins are content to roll with Chad Johnson (or Niklas Svedberg) as Tuukka Rask‘s backup. Subban, 19, and the rest of the B’s prospect will get more seasoning via training camp with the AHL’s Providence Bruins.

Other cuts included Justin Florek, Carter Camper and Zach Trotman.

Haggerty points out that Trotman had an especially strong training camp despite not making the big squad.

Trotman had a sensational rookie training camp in Florida, potted a goal last week against the Canadiens on a searing blast from the point, and really entered himself into the conversation among Boston’s organizational depth along the blue line. But the 6-foot-3, 215-pounder also showed he might have some work to do in his own zone during the lopsided loss to Detroit on Thursday night, and will continue to work on those things at the AHL level.

Haggerty believes that Trotman could be the first Bruins’ call-up if needed.

  1. matt14gg - Sep 22, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    This headline gives the impression that Subban was going to make the team this year. That was never going to happen. The backup role is going to Svedberg, more than likely, with Chad Johnson having an outside chance. The Bruins are going to be very patient with Subban and you probably won’t see him in Boston for another two seasons. What they have seen so far is a kid who is very talented and very raw. Goalies, as a species, take a long time to develop, and with the strength of the Bruins netminding situation there is NO rush to get MS to Boston.

    • ethanmacleod1685 - Sep 22, 2013 at 8:15 PM

      Very true, but that game must have shattered his confidence tho

      • 950003cups - Sep 23, 2013 at 2:42 PM

        Isn’t he a goalie? They just drafted him last year. Goalies mostly take time to develop correctly. You don’t want them to develop bad habits that teams will pick up on after their rookie season. Like many great rookie goalies who get burned every year after that. So, unless they were desperate for a goalie, they are right to send him back down. When you have Tuukka Rask and Chad Johnson, you have plenty of time to develop your goalies.

        You may never see another Brodeur who came in as a starter at age 21 and never looked back. They never really wanted to bring him up so fast, but in his book (I forgot what happened) he mentioned that it was luck that got him to get called up those few times.

    • stakex - Sep 22, 2013 at 8:40 PM

      Yeah the odds of Subban making the team this year had to be almost zero, and its not news that he didn’t make it. Even if he looked good, its unlikely he would have stayed with the Bruins this season. At the current point of his career he needs playing time, and he wouldn’t get that sitting on the bench behind Rask. He’s far better off in the AHL right now.

      • babykaby - Sep 23, 2013 at 5:30 AM

        You are just SOOOOO smart.

  2. pastabelly - Sep 22, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    Svedberg has earned the backup job. I thought the Johnson acquisition was for organizational depth.

    • hockeyflow33 - Sep 22, 2013 at 10:37 PM

      Johnson signed a 1 way deal though

      • Moop - Sep 23, 2013 at 11:23 PM

        Even so the mentality seems to be that it’s Svedberg’s job to lose.

  3. cliffatola - Sep 22, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    I don’t think he will be an NHL goalie on a consistent basis, he choked at the World Juniors and Canada was loaded for that tournament.

    • hockeyflow33 - Sep 22, 2013 at 10:38 PM

      If he won that one game would you declare him a hall of famer?

  4. twpguy1964 - Sep 23, 2013 at 7:57 AM

    And yet another AMATEUR writing stories. STOP with the pathetic headline title’s that are in fact, WRONG! He was demoted, you a** clowns try to get attention by saying CUT in the heading. Go write/blog for a chick magazine who appreciates the gay tease attempts!

    • shaundre93 - Sep 23, 2013 at 5:44 PM

      He was cut from the Bruins roster, how is that not clear? It sounds like youre making mountains out of mole hills more than this article did. If you were to look at the bruins official report, I guarantee he is listed as a cut. How about YOU stop with the EXCESSIVE overreactions. Or better yet, why don’t you just right the article, cus youre a pro and know exactly how its done.

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