The Boston Bruins have signed defenseman Alex Petrovic to a one-year contract. Petrovic, who signed a PTO with the club that was first reported by Boston Hockey Now, will earn $700,000 at the NHL level. The two-way contract was signed on Thursday morning. Petrovic was placed on waivers at 12:00 pm for assignment to AHL Providence.
The native of Edmonton, Alberta, Alex Petrovic dressed in three games with the Bruins during the course of his tryout. He did not record a point and finished with a +2 rating. He appeared in 35 games a season ago, dressing in 26 with the Florida Panthers before a late December trade to the Edmonton Oilers. Petrovic played in nine games with the Oilers, none after February 16th.
In addition to Petrovic, the Bruins placed veteran forwards Paul Carey and Brendan Gaunce on waivers. All three played will be assigned to AHL Providence if they clear. Carey scored 22 goals for the P-Bruins a season ago, while Gaunce had 16 tallies for the Utica Comets.
Ryan Fitzgerald, Kyle Keyser, Joona Koppanen, Jeremy Lauzon, Zach Senyshyn, Pavel Shen, Oskar Steen and Urho Vaakanainen were all assigned to AHL Providence. Senyshyn was fourth on the P-Bruins with 14 goals last season, while Vaakanainen’s 14 points were the fourth most among defensemen on the roster.
Robert Lantosi, currently on an AHL contract, was also assigned to Providence’s training camp.
The Bruins will conclude their preseason slate on Saturday afternoon when they host the Chicago Blackhawks at TD Garden. The club kicks off the 2019-20 season on Thursday, October 3rd when they visit Dallas to take on the Stars.