The Boston Bruins have invited veteran forwards Lee Stempniak and Daniel Winnik to training camp on professional tryout agreements, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney announced Monday.
The 35-year-old Stempniak is coming off a 2017-18 season in which he scored just three goals, totaled nine points, and averaged a mere 12:28 of time on ice per night in 37 games for the Carolina Hurricanes. It was a staggering drop from Stempniak’s first season with the Hurricanes, which came with 16 goals and 40 points over 82 games.
Before his two-year stint with the ‘Canes, Stempniak was a notable deadline pickup by the 2016 Bruins, and recorded three goals and 10 points in 19 games for a Boston squad that failed to qualify for the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Overall, Stempniak has recorded 203 goals and 469 points in 909 games for 10 different teams since 2005.
Winnik, meanwhile, comes to the Bruins after having posted six goals and 23 points in 81 games for the Wild last season.
A versatile bottom-sixer throughout his NHL career, the 33-year-old will come to Boston with the ability to play both wing and center, and with back-to-back seasons of at least 23 points to his name. Winnik has also skated in 64 career postseason games.
In other training camp news, the Bruins have removed center David Krejci from their O.R.G. NHL China Games trip due to an apparent immigration issue. He will be replaced on the roster by Providence Bruins center Colby Cave.