The Boston Bruins have claimed defenseman Corey Potter off of waivers from the Edmonton Oilers.
Potter was drafted 122nd overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers, and after taking five years to get his first NHL appearance, he has moved around a bit. He was signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins on July 16, 2010, but after just one game, he found himself in Edmonton.
Rarely used by the Oilers, Potter’s $800,000 salary will give Boston a cheap option on the blue line. He currently sits ninth on the Bruins salary cap and will likely see lots of ice time in the AHL with the Providence Bruins, but don’t count him out to see some action at some point again in the NHL this season.
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