Oct. 26: Per the AHL transactions log, Brown is right back up on Boston’s NHL roster. It’s unclear why Brown’s stint in the minors was so short-lived.
Oct. 25: It hasn’t been the best of starts to Patrick Brown’s tenure with Boston. He passed through waivers unclaimed at the end of training camp but managed to stay on the roster to start the season. Now, per the AHL’s transactions log, he has been assigned to AHL Providence.
The 31-year-old split last season between Philadelphia and Ottawa, notching a dozen points in 61 games between the two teams. A physical fourth liner, he earned himself a two-year, one-way deal this summer as the Bruins rebuilt their forward depth with the hope he’d be a regular on their fourth line. But he has been scratched three times already and logged just 9:30 per game.
It’s worth noting that Danton Heinen remains on a PTO with the Bruins; freeing up Brown’s $800K cap charge by assigning him to the minors would open up the cap room for them to convert that tryout into a full contract as soon as Thursday once the 1 PM CT waiver period passes. The assignment would also get him playing a bit more regularly so that he’ll be better suited to contribute if and when injuries arise. If he suits up in Providence, it will be Brown’s first AHL action since the 2020-21 campaign.