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BOSTON (CBS) – The roller coaster ride that is Carl Soderberg’s possible Bruins career just took another wild turn.
According to a report out of Sweden, the Swedish Federation will not release the flashy forward to the NHL, likely meaning he will not be wearing a Bruins sweater for the end of this season.
This season, playing for Linkoping HC in the Swedish Elite League, Soderberg finished second in the league in points, scoring 31 goals and adding 29 assists to go with a plus-18 rating. He added a goal and an assist in six playoff games.
It was reported in early March that the forward would join the Bruins once the Swedish Elite season ended, which took longer than expected after Linkoping advanced past the first round. They were eliminated late last week, and the Bruins began working on a deal that would land the 27-year old in Boston.
Boston has owned the rights to Soderberg since a 2007 trade with St. Louis for goaltender Hannu Toivonen.