Alex Chiasson turned 33 on Sunday but the former Detroit Red Wings forward didn’t get what he wanted for his birthday – an NHL job. The Boston Bruins were releasing Chiasson, who was in camp on a PTO.
Chiasson saw action in just one preseason game for the Bruins. He was held pointless in a contest against the Buffalo Sabres. Skating 14:31 of ice time, he failed to capitalize on a apair of quality scoring chances during Bosston power plays.
Per @NHLBruins in press release, Alex Chiasson has been released from his PTO.
Goalie Michael DiPietro has been placed on waivers for purpose of assignment.
Frederic Brunet and Brett Harrison will report to Providence Bruins Training Camp.@BOSHockeyNow
— MurphysLaw74 (Jimmy Murphy) (@MurphysLaw74) October 1, 2023
Last season, in 20 games with the Red Wings, Chiasson was counting 6-3-9 numbers. Five of his six goals were tallied during Detroit power plays. He was also collecting 9-11-20 totals from 29 games with the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins.
Four previous times during his playing days, Chiasson was earning NHL contracts from teams via PTOs. In 2017-18 he was a Stanley Cup winner with the Washington Capitals.
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