Matt Fraser to Edmonton, Matt Lindblad to Boston


Dec 13, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins left wing Matt Fraser (25) and Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki (74) watch the puck go in the corner during the third period at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Fraser has been claimed off of waivers by the Edmonton Oilers, meaning the sharp shooter the Bruins got in the trade for Tyler Seguin is now gone for the deal price of no money. What a bargain for Edmonton, eh? They get Andrew Ference when it was determined he wasn’t worth re-signing over some other players and now Matt Fraser, a player who was coming into his own at the NHL level and honestly hasn’t been the worst player all season long. We can only HOPE that there is a reason behind all of this. A reason that perhaps allows the team to claim someone else off of waivers that could help the Bruins more than Fraser. Though at this point, with all of the questionable moves and trades, I have sincere doubt in this shred of faith with the management at this point in time.

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As Fraser packed up his things after practicing with the Bruins this morning, Matt Lindblad was being pulled off of the ice from Providence’s practice to pack his things and ship up to Boston.  Matt Lindblad has made a couple of appearances this season with the Bruins, the most recent being in late November with Brad Marchand and David Krejci sidelined. Lindblad was signed to a one-year contract in April of 2013 and has been among Providence’s third line all season long. He currently has 6 goals and 6 assists in 29 games for Providence, placing him in the team’s top ten points leaders and is tied for 4th in goals scored with Rob Flick.  

Lindblad is capable of playing a center position meaning in the absence of Bergeron, we could see him centering the third line given that the Bruins bump Chris Kelly to the second line center. However, the more plausible combination would be Soderberg being pushed to center while Lindblad takes the left wing.

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