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Bruins send down Ryan Spooner, Niklas Svedberg

Boston, MA - 09/19/13 - (1st period) Boston Bruins center Ryan Spooner (51). The Boston Bruins and the Detroit Red Wings meet in a pre-season exhibition game at TD Garden. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Shinzawa, Topic: 20Bruins Red Wings, LOID: 6.2.1189009692. .
Ryan Spooner.Credit: Barry Chin/Globe Staff

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The likelihood was not high that Ryan Spooner or Niklas Svedberg would make the Bruins. Both have players ahead of them with either more talent or more experience or a more palatable salary cap hit.

But both also inserted themselves into the discussion of the future of the Bruins with impressive camps.

The Bruins made it official Saturday that both players were headed down to Providence of the AHL, along with forwards Matt Lindblad and Matt Fraser. That leaves the team with 24 players on the roster. With GM Peter Chiarelli saying Friday night that the Bruins would keep 23 players — including surprise pick Kevan Miller, a defenseman — the only fat left to trim is an extra forward, either Jordan Caron or Nick Johnson.

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