Boston Bruins Place Chris Bourque on Waivers


According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie via Twitter, the Boston Bruins have placed forward Chris Bourque on waivers this morning.  It’s assumed that the intent is to assign him to the AHL.

The 27-year old has played in 18 games with the Bruins and scored 1 goal and added 3 assists while producing a minus-6.  Smaller in size, Bourque has spend the majority of his playing career in the minor leagues since being drafted by the Washington Capitals 33rd overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Bourque has played just 51 games in the NHL over the past nine seasons, split between the Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins and the Bruins.

During the 2009-10 season in Pittsburgh, Boruque suited up in 20 games and despite failing to score a goal, notched 3 assists.

Over his career in those 51 games, the son of the great Ray Bourque has just 2 goals and 8 points to go with 18 penalty minutes.

It was a nice story to see the Bruins dress Bourque given how much Ray had given back to the organization during his playing career with the Bruins.  But in the end this is a business and the organization has to do what’s best for them and not let personal feelings get in the way.

Who knows, if Bourque can produce offensively in Providence, perhaps he’ll get another shot with the big club, providing another team doesn’t put a claim on him before that.

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