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Former first round pick hoping to make an NHL comeback with the Bruins!

This could be good for the Bruins.

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A former first round draft pick who struggled mightily with injury issues during his National Hockey League career is hoping this is the year for his comeback to the league.

According to a report from ESPN insider Pierre Lebrun the Boston Bruins have extended a professional tryout offer to former National Hockey League forward Peter Mueller who has spent the last several seasons of his career playing in Europe.

Mueller was drafted 8th overall in the 2006 draft by the Arizona Coyotes, but despite bouncing around to a few different teams, it was his inability to stay healthy consistently that eventually led to his departure from the league. However now it appears that the Bruins feel he can be of use to them despite their team being relatively deep at the center position.

Of course for most observers the big question will continue to surround Mueller's health now, and his ability to stay healthy over a full season, but if the Bruins plan on using him in a limited role that could help mitigate some of those issues. Either way you look at it, this is a relatively low risk gamble for the Bruins, and one that they can still back out of if they change their minds.