The Bruins may be well on their way to making a move for a veteran presence to support their often offensively-challenged troops.
Sources confirmed to NESN.com's James Murphy on Friday that the Bruins are close to signing left wing Miroslav Satan. The source said the rumor is a "very solid rumor."
On Saturday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reported that the B's have indeed, signed Satan through the rest of the season.
Edmonton selected Satan with the 111th overall pick in the 1993 NHL draft before he was traded to Buffalo, where he became a key fixture of the offense. The veteran, who has also spent time with New York and Pittsburgh, was waived by the Penguins on March 4, 2009, and after clearing waivers, he was sent to Pittsburgh's AHL affiliate. He was not re-signed by the Pens at the end of the season.
The 35-year-old's best season came in 2005-06, when he registered 35 goals and 31 assists for 66 points (and almost half of his goals came on the power play, which certainly could help the Bruins these days). In 65 games last season, he tallied 17 goals and 19 assists for 36 points with a plus-3 rating.