February 6, 2012

Bruins place Hamill on waivers

By Jesse Connolly

TSN has reported that the Bruins have placed forward Zach Hamill on waivers in order to return him to their AHL affiliate in Providence. 

The other 29 GMs throughout the league have until noon time on Tuesday afternoon to claim him. 

After getting off to a strong start in Providence this season, powered by a switch from center to wing, Hamill earned a promotion to the big club. In his first three games for Boston, the 23-year-old forward picked up two assists. He was plus-6 in his first five contests.

But since then, No. 52 has had little-to-no impact. In his last 13 NHL games, Hamill had zero points and was minus-3. He was a healthy scratch in Sunday's 4-1 victory over the Capitals down in Washington, as recent call-up Jordan Caron took his place in the lineup.

Selected by the Bruins eighth overall at the 2007 draft, Hamill is set to become a restricted free agent on July 1. If any team puts in a claim for him, they'll take on the remainder of his $1.36 million, NHL cap hit.