Bruins place Hamill on waivers

Hamill/By S. Bradley

The Bruins made some lineup shifts Sunday in Washington and they paid off with a 4-1 win over the Capitals.

In addition to the swap of Chris Kelly and David Krejci as centers for the first and third line, respectively, the Bruins also replaced Zach Hamill in the lineup with Jordan Caron.

Hamill’s healthy scratch seems to have been the first step toward shipping him out of town, either to the Providence (AHL) farm club or another organization. According to the Twitter feed of TSN reporter Bob McKenzie, Hamill was placed on waivers today. If no one claims him, he can then be assigned to the P-Bruins.

In 16 games for the Bruins — his longest NHL look in this his fourth professional season — Hamill has posted just 0-2-2 totals with a plus-3 rating. Basically, he’s shown very little of what prompted the Bruins to use a first-round pick on him in 2007. Should a team claim him, it would have to pick up his entire salary and cap hit.

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