April 13th, 2013 by

Soderberg coming to Boston, for good

Soderberg coming to Boston, for good

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After a week-long saga that included some interference from the Swedish Ice Hockey Federation, Carl Soderberg is officially coming to Boston – thanks to the NHL stepping in – according to Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada.

Below are Friedman’s tweets that were published earlier today.


Terms have not been officially announced, but earlier this week, New England Hockey Journal’s own and prospect guru Kirk Luedeke reported that he and the Bruins agreed on a three-year deal – starting upon his arrival in Boston. It is uncertain when the 27-year old Swedish forward will don the Black and Gold, but it’s certainly a welcoming sight with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand currently sidelined with concussions. Bergeron traveled with the team this morning and took part in the morning skate, so his return could come sooner rather than later, while there is no timetable for Marchand’s recovery.

For those who might not be familiar with Soderberg’s talent, Luedeke has some good things to say about the 6-foot-3 forward, who led the Swedish Elite League in goals (31) and was seventh in scoring tallying 60 points in 54 games with Linkoping HC.

Update 5:38 p.m.

According to NESN’s Leah Hextall, Soderberg will receive his Visa on Monday and fly into Boston on Tuesday. Soderberg’s agent, JP Barry, also confirmed Soderberg’s signing with Hextall, too (tweets below).


Update 5:52 p.m.

The Bruins have made it official with a press release; Soderberg is now a member of the Black and Gold.

Here’s a statement from GM Peter Chiarelli:

“We are fortunate to get a player like Carl at this stage of the season. I would like to thank the President of the Linkoping hockey club, Mike Hebler and their GM Johan Hemlin, in playing a significant part in allowing Carl to play for the Boston Bruins. Carl is a big, strong two-way center, who can also play wing. We look forward to him joining our club this week.”

Soderberg, who has a $1 million cap hit through the 2014-15 season, will officially join the club on Wednesday. He’ll be eligible to compete in the remainder of the NHL regular season as well as the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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