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The Bruins have made some interesting changes to their roster in the past week.
January 11th: Bruins traded Cody Goloubef for center Paul Carey.
January 14th: Bruins waive the rights of Colby Cave to the Edmonton Oilers.
January 15th: Bruins recal Peter Cehlarik.
There was some speculation from fans, including myself, that the Bruins were up to something with these initial roster changes. Now it just seems that the Bruins are giving Peter Cehlarik his shot at the big leagues. Cehlarik has 10 goals and 19 assists in 37 games for Providence this season. Before recalling Cehlarik the Bruins roster was right on the edge at 22 players (with 2 injuries).
But why bring up another AHL winger? To fill your roster to 23? Maybe, or maybe there is something more. Well, we have seen Krejci really prove his worth the past month or so and its about time he has a strong line to back him up. This could be the Bruins way of building a line Krejci actually deserves. Nothing against Debrusk and Backes but it seems that Krejci hasn’t been able to reach his full potential and we are only seeing glimpses of his talent. Peter Cehlarik has dominated the AHL recently and could fit right in with Krejci. This means we could see Backes on a different line as he hasn’t been very sharp lately and was even benched most of the third period last night against the Canadiens. This is purely speculation, but someone needs to move over and make room on that roster.
Are the Bruins trying to build a better line around Krejci or are they just trying to fill their 23rd roster spot?
Let us know what you think.