Well this is an interesting wrinkle. And probably primed to piss a townie or two off.
Defenseman John Moore and 4th liner Chris Wagner were placed on waivers today, per Chris Johnston of TSN:
Full list of today's NHL waivers: John Moore (BOS), Chris Wagner (BOS), Byron Froese (CGY), Justi Kirkland (CGY), Calvin Pickard (DET), Thomas Hickey (NYI), Richard Panik (NYI), Anthony Angello (PIT), Dylan Gambrell (SJ), Logan Brown (STL), Mackenzie MacEachern (STL) ...— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) October 9, 2021
Wagner has been otherwise a staple of the fourth line, however he struggled over the past year or so in maintaining the quality of play he had over the most recent cup run. While unquestionably a local favorite, it ultimately came to little over the last season as the fourth line's struggles became too much. With the influx of depth in both the prospect pool and from FA, his place wasnt as guaranteed as it mightve been before.
Moore meanwhile...was depth. And that is the kindest thing I can say about his play as a Bruin; he ultimately fell into the role of a stopgap player for whom a couple of games a year was more than plenty. While yes, a shoulder injury limited his effectiveness, it was never his ability to handle the puck that often did him in. Playing fine for a few preseaason games against AHLers doesn't always equate to success at the pro level.
Both are more than likely on their way to Providence, though if anyone claims them, we will let you know.