NHL Rumors: 2 Boston Bruins In Tough to Make Opening Night Roster

The Boston Bruins are looking forward to hitting the refresh button on another season as training camp is right around the corner. A voice in the dressing room, the team is hopeful new head coach Jim Montgomery can lead the team back into Stanley Cup contention. Expect to see some serious competition and battles in camp as everyone tries to impress their new coach. Here's a couple of Bruins who will be in tough to make the opening night roster:

Oskar Steen

The 24-year-old former sixth-round pick appeared in 20 games last season for the Bruins, posting two goals and six points. Steen performed much better in the American Hockey League, as he put up 35 points in 49 AHL games. He'll give every chance to steal a bottom-six spot in 2022-23, however even with the injury to Brad Marchand, it's going to be tough for Steen to crack the lineup out of the gate. He'll need to be physical on the forecheck and play with pace if he wants to make an impression.

Keith Kinkaid

With Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman in the way, veteran Keith Kinkaid will be in tough to make the Bruins roster out of training camp. The only way Kinkaid sees NHL minutes this season is if one of the two best buddies get injured and can't go. 
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The 33-year-old has bounced around a little bit lately in his career, appearing in one game last season for the New York Rangers, where he was stellar, posting a .935 Sv.%. Kinkaid's appeared in 167 NHL games so far in his career. As it looks right now, he may need to change organizations if he's looking for game #168.

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