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The four players are center Carter Camper, left wing Justin Florek, defenseman Zach Trotman and goalie Malcom Subban.
The players will all report to the P Bruins and participate in their iteration of training camp which begins next week.
Subban's release confirms the notion that many had when the B's drafted the 19-year old goalie that he is still a few years away from being an NHL netminder, backup or starter. He had a rough night Thursday at the Garden giving up all eight goals in the 8-2 loss to Detroit. But being fair to Subban, he had Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg rifling shots past his glove all night. Welcome to the NHL, kid.
As for Camper and Florek, the two of them will serve as serviceable options in case of emergency situations during the year when injuries come around.
Zach Trotman is also considered by many of the Bruins beat reporters to be the first option on defense to get a call up to the big club during the season. Trotman scored off a laser blast from the point versus Montreal a week ago but struggled in the 8-2 loss to Detroit (who didn't) at the Garden, ending the night with a -2 and 22:21 of ice time.