After clearing waivers, Irwin is slated to report to AHL Providence, CSN New England reports. After recording a minus-5 rating over the Bruins' first two games, Irwin heads down to the minors, while fellow blueliner Zdeno Chara has rejoined the mix after being activated from IR on Monday. The 27-year-old Irwin brings experience (155 career regular season NHL contests) and some offensive upside to the table, but he'll need to tidy things up on the defensive side of things in order to merit a call-up.
Irwin has been placed on waivers by the Bruins, CSN New England reports. Irwin was a minus-2 in Saturday's loss to Montreal and is a minus-5 overall in two games to date, so the move is not a huge surprise, though it's uncertain what the B's plans are for the blueliner if he clears waivers.
Matt Irwin had a rough regular season debut with the Bruins, recording a minus-3 rating, while committing a couple of defensive miscues that led to Jets' goals in the Bruins' 6-2 loss Thursday, CSN New England reports. With veteran blueliners Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg out of the lineup, the B's defensive corps as a whole left something to be desired Thursday. With Chara eyeing a return to action soon and Colin Miller in reserve, the B's could choose to make some adjustments in advance of Saturday's game against Montreal, possibly at the expense of Irwin.
Matt Irwin signed a one-year, $800,000 contract with the Bruins on Friday.
Matt Irwin netted a goal on one of his two shot attempts in Saturday's shootout win over the Flyers.
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