Talbot signed a one-year contract with KHL team HC Lokomotiv on Friday. Talbot saw his minutes drop off this season as he played in a mere 38 games with Boston this season before being sent down to AHL Providence. A Stanley Cup champion with the Penguins in 2009, the 32-year-old will now follow the path of several other veteran players before him by heading to Europe to prolong his professional career. Given his experience, the center could manage a return to the NHL, but fantasy owners will want to look elsewhere for low-end depth, if they haven't already.
The Bruins have assigned Talbot to AHL Providence. Talbot, who notched two goals and seven points over 38 games with the big club this past season, will give Providence a versatile and experienced presence up front for the team's stretch run/AHL playoff push. Talbot is slated to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and there's a decent chance that the respected veteran forward won't be re-signed by the Bruins.
Talbot has been recalled by the Bruins on an emergency basis. Talbot, who has notched two goals and six points over 36 games in previous stints for the B's this season, gives the team a versatile veteran to bolster the team's forward corps, but it's unclear if he'll draw into the team's lineup Thursday against the Red Wings. If so, he'd be destined for third or fourth-line duty.
Talbot has been assigned to AHL Providence. Talbot, who has recorded six points in 36 games for the B's to date, is likely to return to Boston before long, though in his fourth-line role with the team, he's off the fantasy radar.
Talbot has cleared waivers, WEEI.com reports. It remains to be seen when Talbot next suits up for the B's, but with just six points and a minus-10 rating in 36 NHL games this season, the veteran fourth-liner is off the fantasy radar.
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