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Report: Bruins hope to add Carl Soderberg after SEL playoffs

Mar 7, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT

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The Boston Bruins might add Swedish Elite League forward Carl Soderberg to their mix once that overseas league’s playoffs are over, TSN’s Darren Dreger reports.

Soderberg, 27, has 31 goals (first in the SEL) and 60 points (second overall) in 54 games for Linkopings HC.

The St. Louis Blues drafted him 49th overall in 2004, but an eye injury set him back in 2006-07. His rights were sent to the Bruins in exchange for Hannu Toivonen in July 2007.

Dreger polled various hockey people who seemed to gauge his value at somewhere between a guy who could be a top-nine forward or even a decent second-liner.

From the sound of things, good work in a brief Boston jaunt could be quite lucrative for Soderberg.

If nothing else, especially bored fans can kill some time giving him bad “Ocean’s Eleven” nicknames.

  1. nunan - Mar 7, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Don’t know much about him…research time.

  2. mpops86 - Mar 7, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Soderberg has played and burned the Bruins SO many times. I’m actually shocked they still own his rights…

    • nopuntintended - Mar 8, 2013 at 8:50 AM

      what does this even mean????

  3. habsman - Mar 7, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Probably another diver. Will fit right in.

    • hockeyflow33 - Mar 8, 2013 at 12:21 AM

      Good one

    • govtminion - Mar 8, 2013 at 1:19 AM

      You’re really going for the ‘A’ material lately.

    • nunan - Mar 8, 2013 at 8:38 AM

      You try so hard…and fail

    • tomasdoughberle - Mar 8, 2013 at 9:17 AM

      Well then if he goes to free agency after sounds like a great fit for Montreal.

    • bruinsfan57 - Mar 8, 2013 at 10:40 AM

      you didn’t read it right asshole, he’s not going to the Canadiens

    • dboldave - Mar 8, 2013 at 12:11 PM

      habsman, if you truly believe the Bruins to be a bunch of divers, you really don’t know watch much hockey. Coming from a Habs fan, this is laughable.

    • koyoteken - Mar 13, 2013 at 8:20 PM

      Ha, ha. See what habsman did there? It’s called “Projection”. Take what your team is known for, and accuse the team you despise for the exact same thing. Nice try. Swing and a miss………
      Especially with Desharnais called for diving Saturday night……laughable….

  4. tlndma - Mar 8, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    By the time he gets to Boston, the Beantown media will have him being the next Matts Sundin. He’ll have a hard time meeting expectations.

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