The Bruins have waived McKegg, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports. McKegg is a candidate to land on the team's practice squad and given that the coming campaign could feature a good deal of lineup shuffling, the journeyman forward could end up seeing some spot duty for the Bruins down the road.
McKegg signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Bruins worth $700,000 at the NHL level Wednesday. McKegg appeared in 53 games with the Rangers last season, picking up five goals, four helpers and 17 PIM over that span. The 28-year-old will likely have a reduced role with the Bruins in 2020-21, further dampening his already non-existent fantasy value.
McKegg scored a goal on three shots in a 4-1 win over Los Angeles on Sunday. McKegg opened the scoring just over two minutes into the game, knocking home a Brett Howden centering feed. McKegg had just one goal in his first 38 games, but has suddenly found the net in two of his last three. The first-year Ranger only averages about 10 minutes of ice time per night and has just six points in 41 games despite the recent mini-burst.
McKegg scored an empty-net goal on his only shot of the game and had two PIM in Wednesday's 5-3 win over Toronto. McKegg's goal was just his second of the season and his first since Nov. 6, snapping a 32-game goal drought. The fourth-liner has never been a point-producer; his 11 points and six goals last season with Carolina both represented career highs. With just five points in 39 games this season with the Rangers, he can be left on the waiver wire.
McKegg had two shots and two hits in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Canucks. McKegg has gone five games without a point and has just one goal and three assists in 28 games with the Rangers. The fourth-line center can safely be avoided in the fantasy realm.
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