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Bruins reportedly add Joakim Nordstrom to fourth-line mix, say goodbye to Tim Schaller

Scott McLaughlin
July 01, 2018 - 12:37 pm

The Bruins weren't willing to spend the $1.9 million per year that Tim Schaller reportedly got from the Vancouver Canucks to keep him, but it appears they were willing to spend a little less on another veteran fourth-liner.

According to TSN's Darren Dreger, the Bruins have agreed to a two-year deal with Joakim Nordstrom worth $1 million per year. Nordstrom is a 26-year-old left wing who played for the Carolina Hurricanes the last three years after spending his first two seasons in the league with the Chicago Blackhawks, where he won a Stanley Cup in 2015.

Nordstrom had two goals and five assists in 75 games last year. His best season came in 2015-16, when he had 10 goals and 14 assists. While Nordstrom doesn't offer much flexibility in terms of being able to move up in the lineup, he gives the Bruins another cheap veteran option to work into their fourth-line mix along with Chris Wagner, whom they reportedly signed Saturday.