Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Daugavins still not with Bruins
By Joe McDonald
BOSTON -- Newly acquired Boston Bruins forward Kaspars Daugavins remains a non-roster player because he’s still waiting for approval of his U.S. work visa.
The Bruins claimed the 24-year-old forward off waivers from the Ottawa Senators on March 27, but due to Good Friday and Easter, Daugavins could not obtain permission to work in the states. According to Bruins coach Claude Julien, Daugavins is scheduled to arrive in Boston today, but it’s unclear if he would be available to play against his former team tonight at TD Garden.
“I doubt it,” Julien said. “I’m not going to say ‘no’ and if he shows up, and we feel we need him, but I haven’t talked to upper management about that situation, more than right now they’re trying to get his visa status resolved more than worrying about anything else right now.”
In 19 games for the Senators this season, he had one goal (against Boston) and two assists for three points, including a minus-7 rating.
“I don’t know when he’s going to play his first game, but I’m obviously excited to see a new member of the team and I’m looking forward to meet him,” said Bruins forward David Krejci.