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58 Urho Vaakanainen D

Boston Bruins

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Latest News
  • Bruins' Urho Vaakanainen: Quiet in return

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/8/19) Vaakanainen (upper body) failed to record a shot on net versus AHL Utica on Sunday.

    Vaakanainen's recovery from his upper-body issue could open the door for him to be called up during the Bruins' postseason run. In the blueliner's two NHL appearances, he registered two shots and a minus-1 rating while averaging 9:06 of ice time. If he does get promoted, the Finn likely won't crack the lineup unless there are a couple of injuries.

    Bruins' Urho Vaakanainen: Sustains upper-body injury

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/15/19) Vaakanainen is dealing with an upper-body injury, Mark Divver of The Providence Journal reports.

    The report notes that Vaakanainen's issue is not a concussion, but either way, the 2017 first-rounder won't be a call-up option for the Bruins in the short term. Down the road though, it's not hard to imagine the 20-year-old getting some time with the big club, when another left-shooting defender is needed. Through 28 games with AHL Providence this season, the smooth-skating Vaakanainen has notched 14 points, but it's notable that all four of his goals were tallied over his last four contests.

    Bruins' Urho Vaakanainen: Scores first two AHL goals

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/4/19) Vaakanainen scored twice and added an assist in AHL Providence's 5-2 win over Springfield on Sunday.

    They were Vaakanainen's first two goals of the season. The lanky Finn began the season in Boston before being returned to the minors in October. He has played 25 games with Providence. Although he has never produced much offensively throughout the course of his short professional career, Vaakanainen has more offense to his game than he gets credit for. It doesn't figure to translate to fantasy value any time soon, but Vaakanainen is about ready to help the Bruins.

    Bruins' Urho Vaakanainen: Scores first two AHL goals

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/4/19) Vaakanainen scored twice and added an assist in AHL Providence's 5-2 win over Springfield on Sunday.

    They were Vaakanainen's first two goals of the season. The lanky Finn began the season in Boston before being returned to the minors in October. He has played 25 games with Providence. Although he has never produced much offensively throughout the course of his short professional career, Vaakanainen has more offense to his game than he gets credit for. It doesn't figure to translate to fantasy value any time soon, but Vaakanainen is about ready to help the Bruins.

    Bruins' Urho Vaakanainen: Back with Providence

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/9/19) Vaakanainen was present for AHL Providence's Wednesday practice session, Mark Divver of The Providence Journal reports.

    Vaakanainen is back with Providence after being a member of Finland's gold-medal winning team at the recent 2019 World Junior Championships. The 2017 first-rounder logged heavy minutes during that tournament, en route to logging four helpers in seven games. Now well past a concussion that previously limited him to six games with Providence and two with Boston, the 20-year-old will look to get back into the swing of things at the AHL level. The smooth-skating 6-foot-1, 187-pounder is a candidate for an NHL recall down the road, but the big club's blue-line corps is in good health at this time, with Charlie McAvoy (foot) nearing a return to action.

 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/185
Birthdate:
1/1/1999
Age:
20
Hometown:
Joensuu, Finland
Team:
Boston Bruins
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