Bruins place forward Peter Cehlarik on waivers

Peter Cehlarik of the Boston Bruins skates against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on January 16, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers defeated the Bruins 4-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Peter Cehlarik of the Boston Bruins skates against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on January 16, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers defeated the Bruins 4-3. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com

After successfully sending goaltender Max Lagace to Providence via waivers, the Bruins are going to try and sneak another one down I-95, as the team has officially placed Peter Cehlarik on waivers with the purpose of reassignment to the P-Bruins.

As has often (unfortunately) been the case with Cehlarik, the 24-year-old kicked off his preseason with a bang and a goal in the team's win over the Flyers in Philadelphia (their second game of a six-game preseason), but skated in a team-low time on ice the next game out, and was never seen again for the remainder of the preseason due to an apparent injury.

Still, there's obvious skill in Cehlarik's game, as he's shown some promise during his brief NHL stints, with four goals and six points in 20 games last year, and five goals and 10 points in 37 total NHL games over the last three seasons. It should be enough to make Cehlarik a viable candidate to get scooped up off waivers, especially with some of Boston's prior losses in this regard, losing Seth Griffith to the Maple Leafs via waivers in 2016 and losing Malcolm Subban to Vegas via waivers in 2017.

Something that could be working in the B's favor, however, is the fact that Monday's waiver wire has featured considerable talent, ranging from the Isles' Josh Ho-Sang to Vancouver's Sven Baertschi to the Caps' Christian Djoos.

That group of obviously talented pieces may be enough to bump Cehlarik, who has 43 goals and 99 points in 137 career AHL games, out down the unofficial waiver wire depth chart and back down to Providence.

Ty Anderson is a writer and columnist for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Yell at him on Twitter: @_TyAnderson.