Mid Season Boston Bruin Update for HF Prospects 6-10

By Bob Willwerth

Andrew Raycroft

Pro. Bruins GP 26 W 15 L 8 T 2 GA 2.66 SV% .918

Bos. Bruins GP 3 W 1 L 2 T 0 GA 2.35 SV% .918

Having a solid second quarter for the Providence Bruins somewhat sharing the netminding duties with Tim Thomas . Andrew was recalled by Boston when Jon Grahame was traded to Tampa Bay . Playing in 3 games for the Bruins Andrew played an outstanding game against Pittsburgh for his lone Bruin win . He is Boston’s plans but is he a backup or #1 ? He would benefit greatly by spending time as a backup to Jeff Hackett .

Sergei Zinovjev

Statistics for Zino from AK BAR will be available in future updates . Zino spent the first quarter in a court battle with Spartak finally winning his service rights for AK BAR . Reports out of AK BAR have Zino playing well . He was named to the Euro Tour Team for the Sweden games . Will he ever come over the pond ?

Jeff Jillson

San Jose GP 26 G 0 A 6 PTS 6 PIM 9

Clev. AHL GP 19 G 3 A 5 PTS 8 PIM 12

Just traded to Boston from San Jose spent the second quarter playing in the AHL for Cleveland . He had reasonable numbers for a talented defenseman . Reported to Providence where he will join Shoane Morrisonn , another highly valued prospect , on the power play .
A return to his home town and a change of sceenery
will aid in his developement .

Milan Jucina

Halifax Moosehead GP 30 G 11 A 7 PTS 18 PIM 68

Not much to update in second quarter as Milan was injured before the WJC and has not returned to action for the Moosehead . He was having the kind of the year the Bruins had hoped for . The big Slovak is in the Bruins plans after having a good training camp .

Matt Herr

Pro. Bruins GP 43 G 20 A26 PTS 46 PIM 77

Bos. Bruins GP 3 G O A O PTS O PIM O

Matt would be rated much higher if he were a bit younger . Had another good quarter for the Providence Bruins and spent 3 games with the Boston Bruins . Should be nicknamed steady Eddie as the has led the Providence Bruins in scoring all year . I have seen Providence play several times Matt and Andy Hilbert were going concerns all game . Recalled by the Boston Bruins Matt was asked to play the wing which he did but his natural position is center . Some team in the NHL could use his services he is a talented player .