The Boston Bruins’ bottom six is shaping up to look a little different next season.
After fourth-line forward Tim Schaller bolted for the Vancouver Canucks, third-line center Riley Nash also is departing, reportedly to join the Columbus Blue Jackets on a three-year deal.
Nash had a career year with the Bruins in 2017-18, as the 29-year-old slashed 15-26-41 over 76 games in the regular season. He joined the Bruins prior to the 2016-17 season as a free agent after coming up through the Carolina Hurricanes organization.
Though Nash, like Schaller, is headed elsewhere, the Bruins started bolstering their bottom six, beginning with a reported two-year deal for Chris Wagner. In addition, Boston has plenty of young talent in-house that they can attempt to utilize.
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