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Bruins should claim Seth Griffith back on waivers

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If they are the only team to claim him, he can be sent down to Providence

NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Seth Griffith was placed on waivers today by the Toronto Maple Leafs to make room on their 23 man roster for Josh Leivo (conditioning stint) and Matt Hunwick (IR) and their eventual returns. The Bruins are in a good spot to get Griffith back and playing in Providence thanks to article 13.22 in the CBA.

The Bruins are 18th in the waiver order, so as long as one of the 12 teams behind them doesn’t also claim Griffith, they would be able to send him to the AHL. If one of those 12 teams claim Griffith, then they can use him as the injury replacement for Acciari until he is healthy, instead of Sean Kuraly. The Bruins would have 30 days to send him down, and with Acciari out for roughly 4 weeks, the timeline is close enough that they should be able to keep him up for the duration of his injury, and still be able to send him to the minors without waivers.

The Bruins have a chance to undo a mistake they made, and regain some depth in case of injuries, all while bolstering an AHL team that is 22nd in the league in points percentage, and 23rd in goals for per game. They aren’t in a crunch contracts wise, so this depth can only help the Bruins.