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Bruins place Chris Bourque on waivers

03.07.13 at 12:22 pm ET

The Bruins placed forward Chris Bourque on waivers Thursday, the team announced. NHL teams will have 24 hours to claim him, and if he goes unclaimed the B’s will be able to assign him to Providence.

Bourque, the son of Bruins legend Ray Bourque, has struggled throughout his first season in Boston, totaling one goal and three assists with a minus-6 rating in 18 games. He has been a healthy scratch twice.

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