Several published reports Tuesday had the Bruins signing one of their prospects to an entry-level deal.
And when the Bruins put out a press release, they had signed Seth Griffith, who the team drafted in the fifth round in 2012.
So while many were reporting the Bruins had signed Carl Soderberg to a three-year deal, and team president Cam Neely waxed poetic on the radio about the Swede’s eventual arrival, there was still no official word from the team that the Bruins would be adding the player they once acquired from St. Louis for Hannu Toivonen.
Griffith has had a heck of a year with London of the OHL this season. He won the Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy as the league’s highest-scoring right wing with 81 points (33 goals). But the Knights are still in the playoffs.
Soderberg’s season is over, and reportedly he’s been granted his release from his team and the Swedish league. So the next step is making his NHL contract official and then bringing him to Boston, where he might be able to at least grab a third-line role, especially while Patrice Bergeron’s absence leaves the Bruins shorthanded in that department.