News:Carl Soderberg won't suit up Wednesday against the Leafs, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis:Carl Soderberg, who did not score a point in his last three games, picked up two assists in six games with the B's down the stretch. At this point though, it looks like he'll need a break or two in his favor in order to factor in this postseason.
News:Carl Soderberg skated on a spare line with Jay Pandolfo and Rich Peverley at practice Tuesday, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: With Nathan Horton back at practice Tuesday, Kaspars Daugavins worked on the B's third line with Chris Kelly and Jaromir Jagr. Given that arrangement at practice, Carl Soderberg could possibly be a healthy scratch for Wednesday's Game 1 against the Leafs.
News:Carl Soderberg notched his first NHL point -- an assist -- in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Panthers.
Analysis:Carl Soderberg, who saw 15:28 worth of ice time Sunday, hasn't looked out of place in his first two NHL games and looks like a nice a addition to a Boston forward unit that could use a boost for the team's stretch run.
News: Making his NHL debut, Carl Soderberg saw 16:10 worth of ice time in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Penguins.
Analysis:Carl Soderberg began his NHL career Saturday on a line centered by Chris Kelly, also featuring Jaromir Jagr. As advertised, Soderberg -- who can play both center and wing -- is a big-bodied player, with some puck skills. He'll be an asset for the B's up front going forward, especially if the injury that Nathan Horton suffered Saturday causes him to miss any time.
News: According to coach Claude Julien, Carl Soderberg is "probable" to suit up for Friday's game against the Penguins, WEEI.com reports.
Analysis:Carl Soderberg skated on a line at practice with Chris Kelly and Jaromir Jagr on Thursday, with talk that his possible NHL debut Friday may come at the expense of Milan Lucic being a healthy scratch.
News: Coach Claude Julien noted that Carl Soderberg won't play Wednesday against the Sabres.
Analysis: With Carl Soderberg just joining the Bruins on the ice for the first time Wednesday, Julien wants to give his new forward a chance to adjust to and learn the Bruins' system before he enters the team's lineup.
News:Carl Soderberg took to the ice with the Bruins for the first time Wednesday morning.
Analysis: It remains to be seen exactly when Carl Soderberg will join the Bruins' lineup, but with seven games remaining in the regular season, the sooner the better, in terms of the B's new forward being in gear for the postseason.
News:Carl Soderberg, whose contract has been approved by the NHL, will travel to Boston on Tuesday, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: It's unclear as to exactly when Carl Soderberg will suit up for the B's in a game, but by the time he gets to Boston, there will be six regular season games left to go and the team would presumably like to get him into the NHL groove as soon as possible, with the playoffs approaching.
News:Carl Soderberg signed a three-year, one-way contract with the Bruins on Saturday.
Analysis: The Swedish Ice Hockey Federation attempted to prevent the signing, but the NHL has approved Carl Soderberg's contract and the 27-year-old center is now set to join Boston on Wednesday. He will be eligible for the remainder of the regular season and playoffs. In 54 games in the Swedish Elite League this year, Soderberg put up an impressive 60 points (31G, 29A) and a plus-18 rating.
News:Carl Soderberg, whose transfer to the Bruins the Swedish Ice Hockey Federation is trying to block, does not want to play for Team Sweden in the World Championships, the Boston Herald reports.
Analysis: Apparently, the Federation's motivation to block the transfer is part of a desire to keep the country's top players from skipping the World Championships in order to move on to the NHL upon completion of the Swedish Elite League season. Meanwhile, the NHL is said to be attempting to help resolve the issue, so while Carl Soderberg's arrival to Boston remains delayed, this continues to be a fluid situation.
News: The Swedish Ice Hockey Federation has decided not to issue Carl Soderberg his transfer card, thus delaying the forward's ability to report to the Bruins, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: The Bruins have already signed him to a three-year deal and Carl Soderberg has negotiated his exit with Linkoping, his club in Sweden, but the Federation has balked at the idea of him heading to North America, at least for now. Stay tuned though, as there are reports that there is a five-day period for review and analysis of the situation per the NHL CBA.
News: The Swedish Ice Hockey Federation is reportedly trying to block a deal that would allow Carl Soderberg to finally join the Bruins, TSN.ca reports.
Analysis: There is talk that the Swedish Ice Hockey Federation wants Carl Soderberg to play for his country at the World Championships next month, so at the moment his anticipated arrival to Boston is apparently on hold.
News:Carl Soderberg, who played center in Sweden, will likely begin his NHL career as a left winger, the Boston Herald reports.
Analysis: Once he finally arrives, the report notes that Carl Soderberg might be able to play in several regular-season games and then into the playoffs. To that end, pending final approval, Soderberg could be in Boston by the weekend. His deal with the Bruins is thought to be for $600,000 this season, including a $500,000 signing bonus, and $1 million per season for the next two years.
News:Carl Soderberg and the Bruins have reached an agreement on a multi-year deal, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: With his release from his Swedish team (Linkoping) finalized, Carl Soderberg must only await the Swedish Ice Hockey Association's approval of his transfer before he heads to North America. Soderberg is coming off a big year in Sweden in which he scored 31 goals and 60 points in 54 games. He brings a nice combo of size and skill to the table, and once he gets a little practice time with the B's under his belt, look for him to bolster the team's talent level up front, quite possibly on the third line.
News:Carl Soderberg's Swedish Elite League team, Linkoping, has been eliminated from the playoffs, NESN.com reports.
Analysis:Carl Soderberg led the Swedish Elite League with 31 goals to go along with 29 assists in 54 games this past season and the Bruins remain interested in bringing the 27-year-old over, presumably to boost the team's third line. At 6-3, he brings size and skill to the table and would be a nice addition to a Boston forward unit that is dealing with the absence of Patrice Bergeron.
News: The Bruins still hope to add Carl Soderberg to their forward mix, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis:Carl Soderberg's team in the Swedish Elite League, Linkoping, trails Skelleftea in the playoffs 3-1, so the forward's season could end as soon as Friday. In any case, Soderberg has expressed an interest in playing for Boston upon completion of his season in Sweden, while the Bruins continue to hold out hope that they'll land him for the stretch run. Though the team has already added Jaromir Jagr to the mix, added depth up front would be welcome, in the wake of Patrice Bergeron's most recent concussion.
News: Though Carl Soderberg's team has moved on in the Swedish Elite league's playoffs, general manager Peter Chiarelli is hoping that the center will join the Bruins at some point this season, cbslocal.com reports. "We've had discussions with the team and the player, and there's a good chance he comes over after their season is over. It's not a lock; there are a couple obstacles like the team releasing him and the federation signing off on it," said Chiarelli. "He says he's ready to play in the league, and he is ready to play."
Analysis:Carl Soderberg, who Chiarelli describes as a "good two-way center," would be a nice addition to the Bruins' forward depth and unlike adding a player like Calgary's Jarome Iginla, the team wouldn't have to part with talent to acquire him. In any case, Soderberg remains worthy of a speculative grab for those with the flexibility to stash him, or those in deeper keeper formats, in the hopes that his success in Sweden translates to the North American game.
News:Carl Soderberg is said to be closing in on a deal that would bring him to Boston once his Swedish Elite League season ends, the Boston Herald reports. "We've been trying for five years to get him over here and it's close," GM Peter Chiarelli said of the forward, whose NHL rights the B's have held since 2007.
Analysis: The 27-year-old Carl Soderberg has enjoyed a breakout campaign with Linkoping, recording a 31-29-60 line in 54 games. Now his team is about to start a best-of-seven quarterfinal series and it looks like he'll head to North America once Linkoping's playoff run is complete. The 6-3, 207-pounder -- a left-handed shot, with size and skills -- could be just what the doctor ordered for the Bruins, who are looking to bolster their third line in the wake of waiving Chris Bourque. In any case, Soderberg is worth a speculative grab for those with the flexibility to stash him while this situation plays out.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Bruins C Carl Soderberg will not, contrary to one Swedish Internet report, be coming to camp. "The kid wants to play another year over there (Sweden) and we're fine with that," said Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli, who had Soderberg likely ticketed for Providence (AHL).
Analysis: The Bruins obtained Soderberg from the St. Louis Blues prior to last season for goalie Hannu Toivonen, who signed this offseason to play overseas. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Soderberg has 15 goals and 29 assists in 32 games last season for the Malmo Redhawks (Swedish Elite League). The fact the 21-year-old is not yet ready for NHL life makes him nothing more than a long-term keeper.
News: The Boston Bruins obtained center Carl Soderberg from the St. Louis Blues for goalie Hannu Toivonen on Monday. Toivonen, who spent parts of the last two seasons with the Bruins, became expendable when they obtained goalie Manny Fernandez from Minnesota on June 30. Tim Thomas was the Bruins regular goalie last season. Boston also has promising youngster Tuukka Rask, who signed a multiyear contract on May 5.
Analysis: Soderberg, 21, played the past two seasons with Malmo IF of the Swedish Elite League. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Soderberg was Sweden's second-highest scorer during the World Junior Championships in 2005. He was drafted by St. Louis in the second round in 2004. While he is a nice prospect, he is still years away from making a Fantasy impact in anything but long-term keeper formats.