Kaspars Daugavins claimed off waivers by Boston.


Mar 11, 2013; Ottawa, ON, CAN; Ottawa Senators left wing Kaspars Daugavins (23) is denied the goal on Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) in the shootout at Scotiabank Place. The Bruins defeated the Senators 3-2 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Well, this is an odd move by Boston. Kaspars Daugavins has been picked up on waivers by the Boston Bruins.  Daugavins, who was put on waivers by the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday, has one goal and two assists through seventeen games so far this year.  The numbers haven’t really been that impressive for him, and it was likely he was going to be sent down to Ottawa’s AHL affiliate Binghamton Senators.(He was part of the Senators’ Calder Cup Championship team in the 2010-2011 season.) Daugavins has eighty-five career NHL games in his career.

Best guess? Daugavins will be assigned to the Providence Bruins. He could also possibly be part of the third line merry-go-round that the Bruins have been working with this season. Payroll wise, I can’t see Kasper being a major drain on the resources. Daugavins is making $635,000 this season and will be a restricted free agent at season’s end. It’s possible Chiarelli will use him as part of a deal to grab a top six player forward like Jerome Iginla.

Kaspars Daugavins rose to prominence in the eyes of Bruins Nation by attempting a rather interesting shootout goal. He ran towards Tuukka Rask, with his stick blade-side down, and attempted a very fancy spin-o-rama move to get one past our goalie. Tuukka saw what was coming and kicked out his leg, denying Daugavins the goal and lead us to a 2-1 victory.

Perhaps that Daugavins will end up in Providence, so that Chris Bourque gets another shot in the Boston roster. Daugavins will do well in the AHL, and I always thought that Chris Bourque got the short end of the stick in this whole third line mess.