The Bruins today made a couple signings to add organizational depth.
Goaltender Nolan Schaefer and defenseman Nathan McIver have been signed to a one-year and a two-year contract, respectively. Schaefer is the younger brother of former Bruins forward Peter Schaefer, who the Bruins are still paying after a buyout, coincidentally.
Schaefer,30, played in the KHL last season and has just seven games of NHL experience, all with San Jose in 2005-06. He fills the No. 3 role on the organizational depth chart that opened up when Dany Sabourin left for Washington. The Bruins would still need to find a veteran back-up for Tuukka Rask should they trade Tim Thomas.
The 25-year-old McIver has 36 games of NHL experience with Vancouver and Anaheim and could compete for the sixth and seventh defensemen spots next season, but more likely will fill the veteran role at Providence (AHL) vacated by Andy Wozniewski.