BOSTON — The Bruins added a bit extra depth to their blue line forward of the brand new season. Boston has signed defenseman Anton Stralman to a one-year deal.
The deal is value $1 million, based on TSN’s Pierre LeBrun. The Bruins introduced the 36-year-old Stralman in on a PTO deal for coaching camp, and he earned a roster spot after a stable camp and a pair of excellent preseason showings.
Stralman will now start his sixteenth NHL season on the Bruins roster. He has 930 NHL video games of NHL expertise, together with his greatest seasons coming with the Tampa Bay Lightning from 2014-2019.
Stralman spent final season with the Arizona Coyotes, the place he tallied eight objectives and 15 assists over 74 video games. He performed over 21 minutes per recreation for the Coyotes, however probably will not have that heavy of a workload in Boston.
However Stralman ought to convey some depth to the Boston protection whereas Matt Grzelcyk and Charlie McAvoy recuperate from their respective accidents. Gryzelcyk has been training over the past week, however McAvoy isn’t anticipated to return till early December.
The Bruins open their 2022-23 season Wednesday night time in opposition to the Washington Capitals at Capital One Enviornment.