Bruins sign veteran forward Alex Chiasson on Monday.
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Bruins sign veteran forward Alex Chiasson on Monday.

The Boston Bruins added some depth at forward on Monday, bringing in Alex Chiasson.

Jonathan Larivee

The Boston Bruins have added some veteran depth to their lineup, although whether or not he remains for the long-term remains to be seen.

On Monday, the Bruins officially announced that they had signed veteran forward Alex Chiasson to a professional tryout offer, effectively inviting him to training camp. There is no guarantee that Chiasson will earn a contract off the back of this PTO, but it will give him a chance to work out with an NHL team during training camp and showcase his skills in the preseason, potentially earning an NHL contract from the Bruins or another NHL team in the process.

Chiasson is a veteran of over 650 NHL games but is coming off a season in which he appeared in just 20 games for the Detroit Red Wings. Chiasson recorded 6 goals and added 3 assists for a total of 9 points over that stretch, but spent most of the season in the American Hockey League where he appeared in 29 games for the Grand Rapids Griffins.