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Chris Kelly won’t join Bruins until Friday

Posted By DJ Bean On February 17, 2011 @ 3:26 pm In General | No Comments

Bruins forward Chris Kelly [1], acquired Tuesday night in a trade with the Senators, will not be available to play Thursday night against the Islanders due to immigration issues. Kelly, a Canadian citizen previously employed in Canada, will remain in Ottawa, where he will join the team Friday.

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli issued the following statement Thursday afternoon:

“At this time we have not received the proper immigration approval necessary for Chris to play in tonight’s game against the New York Islanders [2]. This is the normal operating procedure for a non-immigrant to legally work in the United States. Chris will meet the team in Ottawa tomorrow and will be available to play in tomorrow’s game against the Senators.”


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