San Jose Sharks placed winger Josh Langfeld on waivers this past Sunday and at the 9 a.m. deadline on Tuesday, he was claimed by the Boston Bruins.
Langfeld was signed as free agent this past offseason and had registered two tallies in 39 contests in 2005-06. Ironically, he scored his only two goals of the season against the Bruins back on Jan. 10.
Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson noted that the roster move allows the Sharks some freedom in case other transactions arise.
While the callup of Steve Bernier may have bumped Langfeld from the regular lineup, placing Langfeld on waivers gave San Jose some roster flexibility in case they decided to activate Scott Parker or call up another forward from the American Hockey League. Had Langfeld cleared waivers, the Sharks would have been freed to assign him to their AHL affiliate. The NHL trade deadline is set for March 9.
Langfeld will be in familiar company as he joins Marco Sturm, Brad Stuart and Wayne Primeau in Beantown, the three former Sharks who left San Jose in the Joe Thornton