Carl Soderberg may have seen his last game as a Bruin.
According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the Swedish centre and pending UFA was informed by the team that it’s “very unlikely” they’ll re-sign him.
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“They have to deal with [pending restricted free agent] Dougie Hamilton,” Friedman said during Hockey Night in Canada’s Headlines segment on Saturday, also citing the team’s cap issues. “Now teams are going to start to look at [Soderberg] as a potential free agent solution.”
Friedman noted that Soderberg will be in demand since more than a few teams are looking to add to their depth down the middle. Soderberg averaged 16:48 of ice with the Bruins this season, which fifth among forwards and about two minutes more than he averaged in 2013-14.
Soderberg spent three seasons with the Bruins, and tallied 44 points (13G, 31A) in 82 games in 2014-15.