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LeBrun: Bruins sign Peter Mueller to PTO

The Bruins continued their September tradition of bringing in veteran guys on a tryout basis.

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Per Pierre LeBrun of TSN:

Continuing their recent tradition, it looks like the Bruins are taking a shot on a veteran player who may still have something left to prove in the NHL.

Peter Mueller was drafted 8th overall by Phoenix in 2006, but never really put it together in the NHL. He had one 20+ goal season for Phoenix, and then bounced around between the Avalanche and the Panthers before heading to Europe.

Mueller spent two season in Switzerland and spent last year with Malmo in the Swedish Hockey League. He put up 13-12-25 totals in 43 games for the Redhawks.

His last NHL cup of coffee came with St. Louis, where he failed to make the team in 2014.

Mueller follows in the footsteps of Jonas Gustavsson, Jay Pandolfo, Ville Leino and Simon Gagne as guys the Bruins took chances on in training camp.

He's a right-shot center, though he could presumably play wing as well. One assumes he's being brought in to compete for a bottom-six spot, though the Bruins seem to already have plenty of those guys.

Will he stick?