BOSTON — The Bruins continued the process of forming their 2010-11 roster on Saturday, cutting five more players from camp.
Goalie Matt Dalton and forward Jeff LoVecchio were assigned to Providence, while forwards Jeremy Reich and Wyatt Smith and defenseman Nathan McIver were placed on waivers. If they clear, they will also be assigned to Providence.
Dalton did not appear in either of the first two preseason games and will compete with Michael Hutchinson and Adam Courchaine for the second goaltending position in Providence behind Nolan Schaefer, who remains up with Boston and will dress in Saturday's game against Florida.
LoVecchio scored a goal in Thursday's 3-2 loss to Florida and turned in a strong all-around game, but will begin his second full pro season back in Providence.
Reich and Smith will also be in Providence if they clear waivers, and will be expected to assume leadership roles there. Reich was Providence's captain in 2008-09 before spending last season in the Islanders' organization. Smith wore the C for Pittsburgh's AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last year.
Like Reich and Smith, McIver has NHL experience as well as plenty of time logged in the AHL. He'll add some grit and leadership to the Baby B's blue line this season. All three could be in line for call-ups to the big club if injuries strike.
Those cuts leave the Bruins with 35 players in camp, including injured forwards Marc Savard, Marco Sturm and Trent Whitfield.