Boston Bruins

Dec 5, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman John Moore (27) skates in the offensive zone against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

It goes without saying that the John Moore signing has not worked out for the Boston Bruins. Or for Moore, for that matter.

Inked to a five-year, $13.75 million million in 2018, Moore has still yet to lock down a full-time role on the B’s blue line and has suited up for just 90 regular season contests over his three seasons to date, including a Bruins career-low five games this past season. Now, bad luck has definitely played a factor in that — Moore’s 2021 season was ended with hip surgery and his 2019-20 had a late start due to his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery — but those numbers speak of a defenseman who’s been available or at the very best deemed one of the Bruins’ best six available on the backend less than 50 percent of the time.

The good news for both sides, however, is that Moore’s availability doesn’t seem to be in doubt for the start of 2021-22.

“John’s doing very well coming out of his hip surgery,” Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said earlier this month. “Back on the ice, really has no limitations, and fully expect him to be healthy for camp.”

But what about his role?

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