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Report: Bruins send Fabian Lysell to the Western Hockey League

Looks like the end of the NHL line...for now.

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Considering his age and relative inexperience, he had a pretty impressive preseason.

However, it appears that the preseason has come to an end for Fabian Lysell, with a report indicating last night that the Bruins have assigned the young Swedish winger to the Canadian junior ranks.

Though it hasn't been confirmed by the team yet, Lysell will reportedly be heading to the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League.

The Giants Lysell's North American junior rights due to drafting him 30th overall in the 2020 CHL Import Draft.

The Bruins alluded earlier in training camp that the WHL was always the likely landing spot for Lysell, preferring that for the kid over a stint in Providence.

Lysell looked the part in his brief preseason appearance with the Bruins, but there isn't much room at the inn for forwards on this roster.

It's certainly better for Lysell's development to get top-line ice time and play against his peers instead of riding the bench and getting occasional spot duty.

Still, it's hard not to be optimistic about the Bruins' most recent first-round pick after what we saw from him in the preseason.

Hopefully he can come back next summer with a full season of North American hockey under his belt, ready to challenge for an NHL spot.