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Should The Senators Claim Chris Bourque Off Waivers From The Bruins?


The Boston Bruins placed Chris Bourque, son of Hall of Famer Raymond Bourque on waivers today, meaning any team has the opportunity to claim him before he gets sent to Providence of the AHL.

February 21, 2013; Tampa FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Eric Brewer (2) and Boston Bruins left wing Chris Bourque (48) go after the puck during the first period at Tampa Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Although he has only 4 points in 18 games this season in Boston, he lit up the AHL last year with 27 goals, 66 assists for 93 points in 73 games while playing for the Hershey Bears.  With the depth in Boston it was tough for him to get adequate playing time in offensive situations.

With the dearth of offensive abiltiy, should the Senators put in a claim for the left winger?  It couldn’t hurt, although the process allows any team below them in the standings to have priority and he will not likely make it to Ottawa.

He is on a two-way contract that pays him $550K in the NHL this season and $200K in the minors.  Next year it becomes a one-way deal worth $550K. The ivestment wouldn’t be much and given the opportunity to play in power play or top 6 situations, he could contribute.

It would be worth the risk, but the way teams like Islander and Predators are scooping up players from waivers, its not likely.