Boston, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, March 7, that the team has placed forward Chris Bourque on waivers for the purpose of assignment to Providence.
Bourque has appeared in 18 NHL games for the Bruins this season registering one goal and three assists during that time. In 51 career NHL games, Bourque has tallied 2-6=8 with 18 penalty minutes.
Before joining the Bruins, Bourque played in 32 games for Providence this season and racked up eight goals and 20 assists with a plus/minus rating of +2. In 2011-12, Bourque led the AHL in scoring with a career-high 93 points in 73 games. In his entire AHL career, Bourque has played in 424 games notching 139 goals and 282 assists with a plus/minus of +15.
The 5'8", 174-pound native of Boxford, MA was drafted in the first second round (33rd overall) of the 2004 Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals. The Bruins acquired Bourque from the Capitals in exchange for forward Zach Hamill on May 26, 2012.