Bruins announce training camp roster; Steven Kampfer opts out

Scott McLaughlin
July 11, 2020 - 8:19 pm

The Bruins and the other 23 NHL teams still standing begin training camp on Monday, and now we know who will be on the ice for Boston.

The team announced its training camp roster Saturday night, and it features 19 forwards, 10 defensemen and four goalies. Teams are allowed to bring 30 skaters and an unlimited number of goalies to training camp.

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Here is the Bruins roster by position...

Forwards (19): Patrice Bergeron, Anders Bjork, Anton Blidh, Paul Carey, Charlie Coyle, Jake DeBrusk, Trent Frederic, Ondrej Kase, David Krejci, Sean Kuraly, Karson Kuhlman, Par Lindholm, Brad Marchand, Joakim Nordstrom, David Pastrnak, Nick Ritchie, Zach Senyshyn, Jack Studnicka, Chris Wagner
Defensemen (10): Brandon Carlo, Zdeno Chara, Connor Clifton, Matt Grzelcyk, Torey Krug, Jeremy Lauzon, Charlie McAvoy, John Moore, Urho Vaakanainen, Jakub Zboril
Goaltenders (4): Jaroslav Halak, Max Lagace, Tuukka Rask, Dan Vladar

One name that isn't there that likely would have been is Steven Kampfer. The veteran defenseman, who spent most of this season with AHL Providence, announced that he is opting out of the Return to Play, citing a congenital heart defect that his wife and son have that can cause complications with COVID-19.

Eleven other P-Bruins did get the call, including top prospects like Studnicka, Vaakanainen and Zboril, as well as two players who saw playoff action with the Bruins last season in Kuhlman and Clifton. Vladar and Lagace split time in net for Providence this season and gave the team the best goaltending duo in the AHL.

The Bruins will have to get down to a maximum of 28 skaters and 31 total players by July 26 when they report to the bubble in Toronto, meaning they'll have at least two cuts to make.

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