By MARK DIVVER
Assistant Sports Editor
Just six days before Sunday's season-opener against Springfield, the Providence Bruins roster is still a work in progress.
Free-agent forwards Adam Pineault, Jimmy Fraser and Brett Clouthier are being offered 25-game tryouts, coach Rob Murray said.
"I like what he brings as far as scoring ability,'' Murray said of Pineault, who played for Syracuse and Rockford of the AHL last season.
Fraser, a Harvard co-captain last season, is a gritty center. Clouthier, who had four fights in the exhibition season, brings toughness.
The Bruins released forwards Jason Lawrence and T.J. Fox and sent defenseman/forward Scott Fletcher and defenseman Jared Ross to Reading of the East Coast Hockey League on Monday.
That leaves 27 players in camp -- 15 forwards, 8 defensemen and 4 goalies.
Unsigned draft picks Alain Goulet, a defenseman, and forward Lane MacDermid are also without contracts, so where they start the season remains to be determined.
Free-agent defenseman Mike Stuart, older brother of Boston's Mark Stuart, has not been offered either a PTO or a contract, but remains in camp.
Forwards -- Brad Marchand, Zach Hamill, Drew Larman, Guillaume Lefebvre, Trent Whitfield, Jamie Arniel, Matt Marquardt, Jordan Knackstedt, Mikko Lehtonen, Jeff LoVecchio, Kirk MacDonald, Adam Pineault, Jimmy Fraser, Brett Clouthier, Lane MacDermid
Defensemen -- Andrew Bodnarchuk, Jeff Penner, Drew Fata, Andy Wozniewski, Rob Kwiet, Adam McQuaid, Mike Stuart, Alain Goulet
Goalies -- Dany Sabourin, Kevin Regan, Matt Dalton, Adam Courchaine