The Bruins added one other veteran physique to their depleted protection corps, formally saying that 36-year-old blueliner Anton Stralman has signed knowledgeable tryout settlement.
Stralman was in attendance at Warrior Ice Arena on Saturday morning, partaking in observe and a scrimmage with the gamers who should not enjoying within the Saturday night time’s preseason opener in Philadelphia.
The well-traveled Swede — a top-four D-man for a lot of his profession that has seen him make stops with the Maple Leafs, Blue Jackets, Rangers, Lightning and Panthers – performed final yr for the Arizona Coyotes and posted 8-15-23 totals with a minus-16 for the struggling franchise.
With Charlie McAvoy (shoulder) anticipated to be out till late November, the B’s had been down to 2 right-shot defensemen who’ve been NHL regulars, Brandon Carlo and Connor Clifton. Connor Carrick, additionally beneath contract, has performed 241 NHL video games however the 28-year-old Illinois native spent all of final season within the AHL with Charlotte. Jakub Zboril has been enjoying the precise facet within the coaching camp, although he’s a left shot and will simply change again over to his robust facet.
Players on tryout agreements can signal with any crew at any time. Whether the B’s scenario is the most effective match for Stralman and the crew or this can be a showcase alternative for Stralman stays to be seen.