Up front, the team announced that forwards Joey Abate, Samuel Asselin, Justin Brazeau, JD Greenway, Curtis Hall, Georgii Merkulov, Luke Toporowski, Eduards Tralmaks and Alex-Olivier Voyer were assigned to Providence to start P-Bruins training camp.
During the week-long game at Bears training camp, many players in the group fell in love with something. Toporowski’s presence as a dynamic pre-screener for the Bears is especially notable. Originally signed to an AHL-only contract, his progress is certainly worth watching, as his progress may land him a standard NHL contract sooner or later.
Merkulov was also in the spotlight, coming close to scoring in Tuesday’s extra-time win over Rangers. The former Ohio State standout is expected to play a top-six role for the P-Bruins in 2022-23.
A player who might be worth a longer look? Edwards Tramark. Unfortunately, the 6-foot-4 Latvian forward, who scored 14 goals and scored 27 points in 51 games against Providence last year, was sidelined by a lower-body injury in Saturday’s scrimmage. According to the Bruins, it was an injury and he is expected to be sidelined for at least four weeks.