Boston Bruins fans might be familiar with the name Kaspars Daugavins. He is the Ottawa Senator who had that outrageous shootout attempt that failed against the Bruins. Bruins fans might get to know this name beyond that, however, after they picked up Daugavins on waivers.
The Bruins have faced some third line issues with Chris Kelly injured, Chris Bourque in the minors and Rich Peverely struggling. They sent Ryan Spooner down to Providence and the only one who has really played well has been Jordan Caron, while even Daniel Paille and Jay Pandolfo have seen time on that line.
Daugavins should see some time with the third liners for Boston. He will not be in the lineup Wednesday night against the Montreal Canadiens. He has played in 19 games for the Senators in this 2013 season and has just three points; one goal (against the Bruins, ironically enough) and two assists. He also has a -6 rating, something that will need to improve to stick with Claude Julein’s squad.
The Bruins also announced today that goaltending prospect Malcolm Subban is “untouchable”, yet they are the front runners for Calgary scorer Jarome Iginla. The Bruins have started to make some moves, who do they pick up next?