Defenseman Karl Alzner has been free as the air since Marc Bergevin and the Montreal Canadiens bought the last two years of his five-season contract. It now seems that the 32-year-old full-back is capturing the interest of some teams in the National Hockey League, including the Boston Bruins.
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This is what Boston journalist Joe Haggerty reported on Friday evening, citing sources close to the file.
Having only played 13 games on the Bettman Tour in the past two seasons, Alzner could be a very inexpensive insurance policy for a team like the Bruins. Representatives from Massachusetts have already lost Torey Krug’s services and Zdeno Chara might not be back either.
The status of the latter could also have an influence on the hiring of Alzner, admitted Haggerty.
After a successful stint with the Washington Capitals, who selected him fifth overall in 2007, Alzner’s star paled a lot upon his arrival with the CH in 2017. He played 95 games in Montreal, scoring 13 points, but spent most of his time with the Laval Rocket in the two most recent campaigns.