Bruins place Mike Reilly, Nick Foligno and Chris Wagner on waivers

There have been a host of NHL avid gamers positioned on waivers Sunday, and the 3 maximum intriguing names on the checklist are all from the Boston Bruins.

Those avid gamers are Bruins proper winger Nick Foligno, proper winger Chris Wagner and defenseman Mike Reilly. 

Foligno had a good camp and preseason, however he performed terrible remaining season with two targets in 64 video games. He’s way past his top and his ice time could be higher utilized by a more youthful, extra professional ahead. Wagner is in a identical state of affairs. He performed beautiful smartly in camp and did sufficient to warrant attention for a fourth-line position. 

Reilly is the true stunner right here.

He was once more than likely going to be the odd-man out as soon as injured defensemen Charlie McAvoy and Matt Grzelcyk returned to the lineup. The Bruins have too many left-shooting defensemen and a want to transparent wage cap area, which made Reilly a chief business candidate along with his $3 million cap hit for this season and 2023-24.

But McAvoy is not anticipated to be again till round Thanksgiving and Grzelcyk may doubtlessly omit a couple of extra weeks. Reilly’s offensive-minded talent set could be precious all over that point, and he additionally performed slightly smartly in camp and the preseason. However, Grzelcyk has been working towards in a full-contact sweater lately, so it is imaginable he returns quicker than expected. If the Bruins finally end up signing veteran defenseman Anton Stralman, who was once dropped at camp on a PTO, that is any other doable spot for Reilly that is taken.


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Maybe the Bruins were not in a position to search out any takers for Reilly on the business marketplace, or no less than now not in any offers they felt at ease executing. Now the entire league has a possibility to say him, plus Foligno and Wagner, off waivers. It’s imaginable Reilly will get claimed, however it is not likely that Foligno ($3.8 million cap hit) and Wagner ($1.35 million cap hit) get scooped up. 

These 3 avid gamers being put on waivers additionally does not imply they are going to in the long run report back to the AHL’s Providence Bruins. It’s nonetheless imaginable for all 3 of them to be on Boston’s Opening Night roster. The Bruins start the 2022-23 season Wednesday in opposition to the Washington Capitals on the street.

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