“That actually had some bearing to it today,” Chiarelli said of Kelly’s pending return on trade talks. “He’ll be back soon. I know you’d like more detail, but I’m satisfied with his prospective return date. He’ll be playing for us soon.”
The Bruins could also add Carl Soderberg. The Swedish forward has expressed interest in playing for the Bruins once his playoff run with Linkoping in the Swedish Elite League is over. Linkoping trails Skelleftea, 3-1, so Soderberg’s season could end on Friday.
“I’m not hanging my hat on this,” Chiarelli said. “I hope to get him, and if we get him, he will help us.”
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