Breaking: Bruins forward leaves team ahead of Stanley Cup Final

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The Boston Bruins officially announced this morning that 22 year old forward Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson has left the team with the intention of signing a contract in his native Sweden for the 2019-20 season.

"Jakob will continue his professional hockey career and development in the SHL and we support his decision to be closer to his family at this time in his life," Bruins GM Don Sweeney in a prepared statement earlier today. 

"Over the past few weeks, Jakob has also communicated that he fully intends to resume playing for the Bruins, but for right now he feels playing at home in Sweden is what is best for him."

The 22 year old Forsbacka Karlsson scored three goals and nine points in 28 games with the Bruins this season and an additional seven goals and 16 points in 28 games with the team’s AHL Providence Bruins. He signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Bruins in April, 2017.