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Bruins sign Pandolfo — one year, $600,000

Feb 12, 2013, 12:38 PM EDT

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The Boston Bruins have agreed to terms with veteran forward Jay Pandolfo, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports.

Pandolfo, 38, has signed a one-year deal worth $600,00 at the NHL level and $350,000 in the minors.

In order to officially join the Bruins roster, he must first clear waivers — Boston put him on earlier today — at which point he’ll become a member of the squad.

Pandolfo spent last season with the Islanders, scoring 1G-2A-3PTS in 62 games, and previously played under B’s head coach Claude Julien while the two were with the Devils organization.

It was in New Jersey where Pandolfo earned his reputation as a solid defensive forward with a penchant for killing penalties. He won a pair of Stanley Cups with New Jersey (2000, ’03), racking up 6G-6A-12PTS during the ’03 run.

  1. nunan - Feb 12, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    Makes sense if they want to try something new on the third line. It’s a cheap option so might as well see how it goes. If things don’t improve though, I wonder if it’ll push them towards some sort of acquisition with their new-found cap space. They would be pretty incredible if they can sure up that third line. Right now, it’s only 2/3 complete.

    • brcorson - Feb 12, 2013 at 3:08 PM

      Incomplete? Who’s missing or under-performing from the 3rd line? Peverly has been solid, as has Kelly and Bourque is coming into his own…would like to see Pandolfo but not sure any of those 3 has earned a demotion.

  2. hockeywithdrawal - Feb 12, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    Why does this require waivers?

    • jeremyroenickdanceparty - Feb 12, 2013 at 1:41 PM

      In this case I think its because he played in the AHL this season and not in the NHL yet. He has to clear entry waivers. If he had been waived down to the AHL prior then he wouldn’t need to clear re-entry as the new CBA eliminated re-entry waivers.

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