Ferraro penned a one-year, two-way contract with St. Louis on Friday. Ferraro logged just 10 points in 58 contests after the Bruins picked him up off the waiver wire. The 24-year-old has yet to find success in the majors and is likely to spend the bulk of the 2016-17 campaign with AHL Chicago.
Ferraro did not receive a qualifying offer from the Bruins, making him an unrestricted free agent, Joe Haggerty of Comcast Sportsnet reports. Ferraro was cut by the Red Wings in November after just 10 games, but the Bruins ended up claiming him off waivers and he spent the rest of the season in Boston. In 58 games with the Bruins, he posted five goals and five assists, but was never really able to move his way up the depth chart, seeing most of his time as a fourth-liner. The Bruins felt they were better off without Ferraro, so he'll head to unrestricted free agency, which opens Jul. 1.
Ferraro scored his fifth goal of the year Tuesday in a 2-1 win over Calgary. Since coming over to the Bruins as a waiver claim, Ferraro's largely slotted in as a fourth-liner, collecting 10 points in 41 games. However, for what it's worth (which isn't a lot), three of those points have come in the last four games. The 24-year-old has some offensive skills, but doesn't seem likely to develop into anything more than a solid bottom-six grinder.
Ferraro (upper body) took part in line rushes during pregame warmups, indicating he will play Thursday against the Canucks. Ferraro, who has registered seven points (three goals, four assists) in 25 games with the Bruins this season, will skate alongside Zac Rinaldo and Maxime Talbot on Boston's fourth line in Thursday's tilt.
Ferraro (lower body) was on the ice during Thursday's optional practice prior to the Bruins' evening game against the Canucks, CSN New England reports. That said, per coach Claude Julien, the forward's status remains day-to-day, though a decision on his availability for the contest could come Thursday afternoon, effectively making Ferraro a game-time decision.
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