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WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Chad Johnson stopped all 18 shots he faced against the Red Wings in Detroit in his full exhibition game. Niklas Svedberg stopped 26 of 28 shots he faced against the Jets in Winnipeg in his full exhibition game.
And while the easy choice would be for the Bruins to send Svedberg back to Providence, the Swedish product is doing all he can to make them think twice.
Johnson might get the nod as Tuukka Rask’s backup by virtue of the fact he would carry a heavier salary-cap hit ($600,000) than Svedberg ($1 million). Also, Johnson would have to clear waivers to be sent to Providence. Svedberg would not.