The Bruins have placed Blidh (undisclosed) on waivers, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
Assuming he goes unclaimed, the 25-year could end up on the Bruins taxi squad. Blidh, who has a goal and two points in 28 NHL games to his credit to date, doesn't bring much offensive upside to the table, but his gritty style of play has enabled him to hold his own through past stints with the big club.
Blidh (undisclosed) missed a second straight practice Tuesday, Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now reports.
Blidh was never considered to be a serious contender for a spot on Boston's Opening Night roster, so his absence won't affect his chances of starting the 2020-21 campaign in the NHL. Another update on his status should surface once he's able to make his training camp debut.
Blidh was left off the team's final Phase 4 roster, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
The 25-year-old was considered a longshot to make the team, as he's played 28 NHL games across the last four seasons, accumulating just two points across 9:41 of average ice time. Along with Blidh, Paul Carey was also left off the roster.
Blidh had one shot and three hits in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Golden Knights.
An offseason shoulder surgery kept Blidh on the shelf until Jan. 2, when he first played with AHL Providence on a conditioning assignment. Blidh recorded two goals in four games with Providence before being summoned back to the NHL on Jan. 13. It's unlikely he spends much time at the NHL level this season, and if he does he won't provide enough value to be considered in most fantasy leagues.
Blidh (shoulder) was recalled from his conditioning stint with AHL Providence on Monday.
Blidh underwent shoulder surgery in September and started the season on non-roster injured reserve. He played two games on his conditioning stint, recording two goals and 14 PIM. Although he's back with the big club for now, it wouldn't be surprising if he's reassigned to the minors soon.
The Bruins sent Blidh (shoulder) to AHL Providence on a conditioning assignment Thursday, freelance hockey writer Mark Divver reports.
Blidh has yet to play this season after undergoing shoulder surgery in late September, so he'll likely remain with Providence for the full two weeks the NHL allows for conditioning loans. The 24-year-old Swede has only appeared in three NHL contests over the past three campaigns, so he'll be nothing more than a rotational player for the big club once healthy.
Blidh is expected to be sidelined for four months after undergoing successful surgery to repair a ligament in his right shoulder Monday.
This is an unfortunate development for Blidh, but he's only appeared in two NHL contests over the past two campaigns, so it won't have much impact on the Bruins or fantasy owners. Once healthy, he'll join AHL Providence.
Blidh signed a two-year, two-way contract extension with the Bruins on Wednesday.
Blidh has only appeared in two games with the Bruins over the past two campaigns, so he's really nothing more than an organizational depth option at this stage in his career. The 24-year-old forward will continue to be an important piece for AHL Providence over the next two seasons, but he won't get much work with the big club.
The Bruins reassigned Blidh to AHL Providence on Sunday, Mark Divver of The Providence Journal reports.
Blidh was recalled in order to give guys like Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron rest in the season finale. He played well, dishing out six hits and blocking a shot during 13:46 TOI. Blidh will head back to minors, and he's not likely to be recalled unless there are injuries.
Blidh was called up from AHL Providence for Saturday's regular-season finale against the Lightning, Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reports.
Neither Brad Marchand nor Patrice Bergeron (among others) will play, as they're understandably being rested for the playoffs. That said, it does open up playing time for guys like Blidh, who hasn't played in an NHL game since last March.
The Bruins reassigned Blidh to AHL Providence on Tuesday, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports.
The Bruins are off until Wednesday, so they're likely just sending Blidh to the minors so he can get in an extra practice ahead of Thursday's matchup with Vancouver. The 23-year-old forward has notched two goals and six points in 11 AHL appearances this season.
Blidh was recalled from AHL Providence on Monday.
Blidh is off to a strong start in the minors, as he has six points in 11 games for AHL Providence. If the 23-year-old slots into the lineup versus the Stars on Monday, it would likely come at the expense of Chris Wagner or Danton Heinen, although it's more likely Blidh will watch from the press box.
The Bruins have signed Blidh to a one-year, two-way contract that carries an NHL cap hit of $650,000, the team's official site reports.
Blidh, who logged 11 goals and 26 points in 71 games with AHL Providence in 2017-18, has 20 games worth of NHL experience under his belt, but he profiles a a depth forward/in-season call-up candidate for the team at this stage. When summoned by the big club, the sturdy and gritty 23-year-old is capable of holding his own at the NHL level in a bottom-six role, but his scoring upside is modest.
The Bruins have made a qualifying offer to Blidh.
Blidh, who suited up for just one NHL game this past season, recorded 11 goals and 26 points in 71 games for AHL Providence in 2017-18. The 6-foot, 201-pounder will continue to serve as a depth forward for the Bruins, but he's not likely to make much of a fantasy impact during his occasional call-ups. Blidh has, however, displayed in previous stints with the big club that he's a sturdy pro with some grit, who is capable of holding his own at the NHL level in a bottom-six role.
Blidh skated for one game in Boston during the 2017-18 season and went pointless, but did collect 26 points (11 goals, 15 assists) in 71 games for AHL Providence.
In 2017-18, Blidh saw his role diminish as he had skated in 19 games the season prior, and the additions of Rick Nash, Ryan Donato, and Tommy Wingles down the stretch provided additional depth down the wings, further distancing Blidh from a bottom six role. The area of the 23-year-old's game that shines the most is his physicality, as he's averaging 2.3 hits per game in his brief NHL career, so if fine tunes his offensive game perhaps he can carve out a role on a checking line in the upcoming seasons. However, Blidh will need a new contract to return to Boston, as he's currently set to become a restricted free agent.
Blidh has been assigned to AHL Providence.
Blidh logged three hits in 10:23 worth of ice time in Monday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets, but he'll head back down to the AHL. Meanwhile, the more offensive-minded Jordan Szwarz is on his way up to the NHL to provide the banged-up B's with some needed depth up front.
Blidh was brought up Monday from AHL Providence on an emergency basis.
With Boston's forward group currently banged up -- David Backes (laceration), Patrice Bergeron (foot), and Jake DeBrusk (upper body) are all out at the moment -- Blidh will serve as the emergency forward for the near future. The 23-year-old previously appeared in 19 NHL contests last season and was able to collect two points, while also totaling 22 points (nine goals, 13 assists) in 60 game thus far for AHL Providence in 2017-18.
Blidh was reassigned to AHL Providence on Friday.
The Swede was deemed an emergency call-up ahead of Thursday's eventual road loss to the Panthers, but he wasn't deployed in that one. We advise against putting stock in a guy that's shuffling about the organization's ranks this late in the season.
Blidh was called up from AHL Providence on an emergency basis Thursday.
The playoff-bound Bruins needed reinforcements up front with Patrice Bergeron (foot) and Jake DeBrusk (undisclosed) dealing with their respective injuries ahead of Thursday's road game against the Panthers. Blidh hasn't seen any NHL action this season, but he's at least held his own with the Baby Bruins as evidenced by an output of 22 points (nine goals, 13 assists) to go along with a plus-9 rating through 59 games.
Blidh was assigned to AHL Providence on Saturday.
Since getting called up December 15, Blidh only managed to notch one point in 15 games and the team had plenty of depth at left wing, so this isn't terribly surprising. He may get another call later this year if the Bruins need some depth, but for now they don't seem likely to miss him.
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