Griffith did not get into an NHL preseason game due to the Bruins’ numbers, with their current roster still featuring 21 forwards.
“We’re not there yet, where we’re close to our whole team,” said Boston Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien about the cuts being made, and more to come in a Bruins news release.
“We’ve still got to look at some players, but there are a little bit more [veterans] going in all of the time and so that’s what it’s going to be for [Saturday],” Julien continued on the team website.
Griffith scored for the Bruins in their preseason rookie tournament in Florida.
Griffith will likely practice for a week with the Providence Bruins before getting his first professional hockey action September 28, as Providence hosts the Worcester Sharks in preseason AHL action.
Last season Griffith scored 81 points in 53 games for the London Knights helping them to a Memorial Cup position. Griffith’s Knights opened their OHL season Friday with a 3-0 win.