BOSTON (CBS) – If they don’t have enough drama to deal with concerning the players currently on their hockey team, Boston Bruins fans now have a bit of a Swedish soap opera to follow as well.
Though it was reported earlier in the week that the Bruins were close to a deal for Carl Soderberg, news broke on Thursday that the Swedish Federation would not release the forward to the NHL.READ MORE: Elijah Lewis Search: Large Police Presence In Abington Related To Missing 5-Year-Old Boy
But if the Swedish Federation won’t let him play in the NHL, the 27-year-old certainly isn’t going to be playing for them. Check out some of the Tweets coming from the place that brought us Ikea, ABBA and some pretty good meatballs:READ MORE: MAP: Town-By-Town COVID Vaccination Rates For School-Aged Children
The Bruins will likely keep trying to get Soderberg; they could use the depth and any kind of spark the flashy forward could bring to their somewhat heavy-legged club. This season, 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 also added a goal and an assist in six playoff games.MORE NEWS: USS Constitution Fires 21-Gun Salute With Newly-Trailed Navy Sailors Aboard
The story is far from over, and there will probably be a few more developments over the weekend. But it still remains unclear if Soderberg will every make his way to the Boston Bruins, who have owned his rights since 2007.