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WILMINGTON — Zach Trotman is coming off concussions. The 23-year-old defenseman was the 210th and final player selected in the 2010 NHL draft. The Bruins will most likely not have any openings on defense, as Matt Bartkowski and Torey Krug should fight for the No. 6 spot.
Yet Trotman remains squarely in the mix for a future varsity promotion.
Mr. Irrelevant from 2010 could be one of the first in line for a Providence-to-Boston commute if injuries hit the big boys. In 2012-13, as a first-year pro, Trotman recorded two goals and 14 assists in 48 games for Providence. The right-shot defenseman earned Providence coach Bruce Cassidy’s trust in all situations.