Mark Divver of the Providence Journal is reporting that Providence Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy has announced Bobby Robins has cleared waivers, and will report to the Bruins AHL affiliate.
The 32-year-old Robins played in the first three games of the Bruins season, skating on the fourth line and picking up two fighting majors. He averaged 7:15 of ice time per night. The former UMass-Lowell star was sent down Tuesday in a move that corresponded with Simon Gagne’s signing.
Robins has played 175 games for the P-Bruins going back to the 2011-12 season, scoring 11 goals and 37 points over that span. He’s accumulated 687 penalty minutes in Providence.
There’s a good chance Robins will be back up with the B’s at some point this season. The Bruins fourth line is still up in the air, with nobody taking ownership of a spot on that line to this point. Robins brings the energy, puck work and snarl that the fourth line roll demands. Claude Julien is high on the forward, a big reason why he broke training camp with the varsity.