Boston Bruins

May 6, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins right wing Karson Kuhlman (83) during the first period against the New York Rangers at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins were unable to sneak Karson Kuhlman through the waiver wire Monday, with the versatile forward officially claimed by the Seattle Kraken.

The 26-year-old Kuhlman popped up on the waiver wire in the midst of a 2021-22 campaign that included one goal and an assist, along with 42 hits, over 19 games with Boston this season.

Originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of Minnesota-Duluth in 2018, the 5-foot-10 Kuhlman tallied seven goals and 15 points in 75 games with the Big B’s over the last four seasons. Kuhlman also appeared in 16 playoff games with the Bruins over three postseason runs, including an eight-game run during the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, which ended with him in a top-six role for the Bruins in must-win games in the Stanley Cup Final.

In Seattle, Kuhlman will reunite with ex-Bruins teammates Ryan Donato, Marcus Johansson, and Jeremy Lauzon, along with former P-Bruins head coach Jay Leach, who now serves as an assistant coach for the Kraken.

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