According to both ESPN.com and The Boston Herald the Bruins have been in talks with the agent of injury prone forward Petr Forsberg. According to Stephen Harris of the Herald
Oft-injured former MVP Peter Forsberg is attempting yet another comeback, and his agent says the Bruins are interested.
Yesterday, at the first day of general managers’ meetings in Toronto, agent Don Baizley said the Bruins, Vancouver Canucks, Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers have all publicly confirmed their interest.
Here is the entry from ESPN.com:
I’ve had some discussions with Don Baizley on him and we had people scouting him last week,” Chiarelli told ESPN.com, confirming his interest in Forsberg. “It’s something that we certainly would look at exploring.
While Forsberg’s health will always be a question mark, would bringing him in be worth a shot? It would cost the Bruins nothing to acquire him, meaning they do not have to give up a player or a pick. If he comes here plays a few games and reinjures himself, the Bruins can simply put him on LTI, save his money and then invest it in another player come trade deadline. To further break it down, if the Bruins do sign Forsberg he either a.) plays for the Bruins at XX cap hit, or, b.) plays and re-injures himself, gets paid while on LTI but the money has no affect on the current cap. If all it is going to cost is Jeremy Jacob’s money then the Bruins should definitely take a long look at Forsberg.