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Monday, August 16, 2010

Slow news day

Technically not a Bruins prospect, but...

The Windsor Star reported that Windsor Spitfires defenseman Marc Cantin, who participated in last month's Boston Bruins development camp, got sucker punched during an altercation in a bar there early Sunday morning while he was out with teammates celebrating the receipt of their Memorial Cup championship rings.


Cantin, 20, is a veteran junior blue liner who was acquired from the Belleville Bulls at the OHL trade deadline and was a solid addition to the club that went on a 12-game winning streak to capture the OHL and Memorial Cup championships after falling into an 0-3 hole to the Kitchener Rangers in the league semifinal series.

Cantin was solid, but unspectacular at the development camp. He's got nice size and decent mobility, but keeps it pretty simple and conservative. Cantin is more of a traditional, shutdown/stay-at-home d-man, but did show off some modest skills at moving the puck and shooting.

He told me that he wasn't sure if he would end up being offered a contract by the B's (they're only a few away from their maximum of 50 allowable deals), and mentioned that he had received other invites but opted for Boston more out of choice and the chance to skate with an original six franchise than anything else.

If his jaw is in fact broken, it's not certain how that will affect his standing and ability to participate in any NHL training camps if invited.

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