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Bruins Announce Protected Players For NHL Expansion Draft

BOSTON (CBS) -- The Bruins have made their roster protection decisions for the forthcoming expansion draft for the Seattle Kraken.

Teams had until Saturday to deliver their list of protected players to the league, as Seattle prepares for the expansion draft next week.

Here are the players the Bruins chose to protect:


Patrice Bergeron
Brad Marchand
David Pastrnak
Charlie Coyle
Craig Smith
Jake DeBrusk
Trent Frederic


Charlie McAvoy
Matt Grzelcyk
Brandon Carlo


Dan Vladar

The protection means that Seattle won't have the option of "drafting" those players off the Bruins' roster.

RELATED: Here Are The Bruins Players Exposed To Expansion Draft

The expansion draft will take place on Wednesday, July 22. The Kraken are set to become the NHL's 32nd active franchise. Seattle can select one player from each team, except for the Golden Knights.

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