Bruins Place Forward On Waivers

The Boston Bruins have placed forward Karson Kuhlman on waivers.

This news could mean that the Bruins are getting at least one of their forwards back from injury. Both Nick Foligno and Trent Frederic have been sidelined. Furthermore, it appears that rookie Oskar Steen has impressed enough to stay on the NHL roster. Boston could have sent him down without waivers, but alas, he has beaten out Kuhlman for a roster spot.

Kuhlman has been Boston's primary depth forward for multiple years now. In 19 games this campaign, he has a goal and an assist. However, the 26-year-old has only played once during January, so perhaps this is a move that could have been predicted.

Kuhlman has been a decent 13th forward for the Bruins, but when looking at how Steen's been playing, it makes sense that he is staying up. In 11 games with Boston this season, the latter already has a goal and five points. 

It will be interesting to see if another team decides to claim Kuhlman. Many teams are dealing with both injuries and illness, so it doesn't seem too out of the realm of possibility. With that, he only carries a $725,000 cap hit for the remainder of the season, so he's very easy to afford.

In his four seasons with the Bruins, he has seven goals, eight assists, and a plus-2 rating. 

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