Improved Ryan Donato ready to fill any role in B’s lineup

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With another day of Bruins training camp in the books, it seems like head coach Bruce Cassidy has some more ideas about how his roster might look when the season opens a week from Wednesday night in Washington, D.C.

Of course, the team’s recently completed trip to China and some nagging injuries haven’t made it so easy to take inventory, but progress is progress. And there are thoughts flowing.

“I'd like it to fall into place for us at here some point and maybe start the year with how we envisioned it, but I don't know if that will happen until everyone's back skating,” Cassidy said of his hopes for the team’s lineup. He added forward Martin Bakos, who suffered a lower-body injury, to the list of inactive Bruins following Sunday’s two practice sessions at Warrior Ice Arena.

Some of those ideas involve finding the best place in the lineup for Scituate native Ryan Donato, who was strong during a dozen-game run at the end of last regular season, scoring nine points after joining the club following his junior year at Harvard.