According to Joe Haggerty of CSNNE, the Boston Bruins have sent Danton Heinen to Providence of the AHL. Heinen does not need to clear waivers, and will get more minutes at the AHL level to, as coach Claude Julien puts it, “go down there, get better, get more confident and get stronger.”
Heinen played seven games with the Bruins this year but failed to register a point, despite seeing more than 16 minutes of icetime on two occasions. The 21-year old was a -2 on the year, and will now hope to help a struggling Providence team that has scored just 17 goals in 8 games.
A fourth-round pick out of the BCHL, Heinen spent two seasons at the University of Denver where he was a standout offensive star. 93 points in 81 games led the Pioneers both seasons before leaving to sign with the Bruins last spring.