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Bruins GM: Odds '50-50' Turco will join team

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TORONTO (AP) - The Boston Bruins aren't overly optimistic Marty Turco will be around for the stretch drive.

One day after signing the veteran goaltender to a free-agent contract, general manager Peter Chiarelli pegged the odds of Turco clearing waivers and joining the Bruins at just "50-50."

Teams have until 12 p.m. EST Wednesday to put in a claim for Turco. On Monday night, he signed a one-year contract with Boston for a pro-rated salary of $600,000 and had to be placed on the waiver wire because he had only played in Europe this season.

It's a low-risk rental for the Bruins - or any team that claims him - because the 36-year-old will only be on the roster for a month. Turco is ineligible for the playoffs because he was signed after the Feb. 27 trade deadline.

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