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.