Whitfield clears waivers

WILMINGTON, Mass. – The Boston Bruins announced this morning that forward Trent Whitfield has cleared waivers and will be assigned to the Providence Bruins of the AHL, pending a physical.

Whitfield, a veteran of 13 pro seasons and second in the Bruins organization, ruptured his Achilles tendon last summer and he’s been out indefinitely. He has been practicing with the P-Bruins and earlier this week showed no ill effects from his injury.

Whitfield, 33, has played a total of 193 career NHL games with the Capitals, Rangers, Blues and Bruins.