On their return home from Prague, the Boston Bruins signed forward Brian McGratten to a one-year deal.
The 29-year-old played in 34 games last year for the Calgary Flames, as the forward is known as more of a physical type player than finesse. He has logged 395 penalty minutes in 182 games, with 86 of those coming last season with the Flames.
Although he won’t bring much of an impact to the Bruins game-plan, McGratten may stay on the roster to protect the likes of Tyler Seguin, Patrice Bergeron, and Marc Savard (when he comes back).
He owns the AHL record for penalty minutes.