The Boston Bruins hit the waiver wire for some needed forward depth Thursday.
The 2012 fourth-round pick has been largely unproductive this season, scoring a pair of goals and adding an assist in 14 games for Dallas. The 24-year-old has seen little in the way of ice time recently, averaging just 6 minutes and 37 seconds per game over his last six games. His playing time cratered last week when he skated just 3 minutes and 25 seconds over eight shifts in the Stars’ game against the Vancouver Canucks.
Smith has posted 11-9-20 totals in 77 career games. He was a pretty productive player last season at the AHL level, where he chipped in with 12 goals and 21 assists in 53 games for the Texas Stars.
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