Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson is heading home.
The Boston Bruins center will return to his native Sweden where he intends to play for Vaxjo of the Swedish Hockey League next season, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney announced Tuesday. Forsbacka Karlsson, a 22-year-old Boston University product, has played in just 29 games for Boston (28 of them coming this season) since signing a three-year entry-level contract in April 2017.
The Stockholm native does plan to resume his Bruins career in the future, though.
Forsbacka Karlsson was drafted in the second round (45th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and recorded three goals and six assists for nine points in his Bruins career.
In Providence, the 6-foot-1, 184-pound center registered 48 points (22 goals, 26 assists) over 86 games for the Bruins’ AHL affiliate.