Originally written April 09, 2013 on NESN.com:
Carl Soderberg is as close to being a Boston Bruin as he’s ever been and it sounds like he’s only getting closer. Bruins president Cam Neely appeared on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Felger and Mazz on Tuesday and said “things were looking good,” but he couldn’t and wouldn’t confirm reports that the B’s and the Swede have agreed on a deal. “I haven’t talked to [Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli] today,” Neely said on Tuesday. “I haven’t heard yet about any release from the [Swedish Ice Hockey] Federation, but I know from our perspective things were looking good.” Soderberg, a center, has reportedly agreed to a three-year deal with the Black and Gold. While the Bruins sure could use the offensive depth with Patrice Bergeron on the shelf, Neely believes that if Soderberg laces ‘em up for the B’s this year, it would be as a winger. “I think we’d like to try him on the wing first and see if he’s comfortable there,” Neely said. “Obviously playing center at this level is not
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