The NHL, according to Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli, has granted its clubs an expanded waivers period. Under this stipulation, the Bruins have placed Garnet Exelby, Christian Hanson, Jamie Tardif, and Trent Whitfield on waivers. TSN first reported the transactions.
Once the players clear waivers, they will be free to report to Providence and dress for AHL games. Providence’s training camp will start on Sept. 28.
Had a normal Bruins camp been anticipated, all four would have skated alongside the big boys. They would have most likely dressed for some preseason games, although they were long shots to break camp on the varsity roster.
However, because of the uncertainty regarding both the preseason and regular season, the NHL has introduced the expanded waivers period. The Bruins are scheduled to open camp on Sept. 21 at Ristuccia Arena.