Bruins sign and then waive defenseman Alex Petrovic

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According to a report from, the Boston Bruins have signed defenseman Alex Petrovic to a one year, two way contract.

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This is somewhat surprising given the fact that Petrovic was placed on waivers by the team earlier today. However, taking a deeper look at the structure of Petrovic’s deal it’s clear that the team sees him as a depth player who will play the majority of the season with the AHL’s Providence Bruins. 

Because Petrovic’s new contract is a two-way deal, he’ll earn $700,000 pro-rated at the NHL level and $375,000 pro-rated at the AHL level. The 27 year old blue liner split last season between the Florida Panthers and Edmonton Oilers and put up just two assists in 35 games.