The Boston Bruins were forced to make a difficult roster decision on Wednesday, as the club sent defenseman Kevan Miller back to Providence.
Since Miller was about to play his 10th game with the club, the Bruins would have had to put the blue liner through waivers in order to keep him, while risking losing him in the process. Any NHL team would have been able to place a claim.
Miller impressed in his two stints with the parent club. David Warsofsky, a Boston University product, has been called up to replace him for the time being. Warsofsky has 16 points, 2 goals and 14 assists through 26 games this season with Providence.
Though Warsofky and Miller’s style of play differ greatly. Miller plays a more physical style along the backend and totes a bigger frame. Warsofsky is a smaller, more mobile, offensively inclined guy.
They also sent forward Craig Cunningham back down to Providence after calling him up on an emergency basis Tuesday.
Boston will do battle with division rival Buffalo on Thursday night at the First Niagara Center.