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       Kirk Luedke, a New England hockey scout and writer has hinted via twitter (@kluedeke29) that Swedish center Carl Söderberg is headed to Boston. The Swedish forward was drafted 49th overall in 2004 by the St. Louis Blues, but has yet to make an appearance in the NHL.

       He is currently playing in the Elitserien League for Linköping. Söderberg lit it up in the 2012-2013 season, and led the league scoring 31 goals and tallying 29 assists for Linköping. In his first playoff game this season, Söderberg cross checked an opposing player in the head after a long scuff, and was handed a seven game suspension (three of which were converted to fines, changing it to a four game suspension).

       Sources say that Söderberg was interested in heading to Boston after his playoff run with Linköping. According to Eliteprospects.com (see link below), Söderberg is a "complete and well-rounded player" who is a "very talented and highly skilled center with good two-way ability", something the Bruins are looking for. Also mentioned is his ability to kill penalties, which is something else the Bruins could use with the recent loss to star center Patrice Bergeron. Keep an eye open here for more updates on Söderberg, and whether or not we see him wearing a spoked 'B'. For more information on Carl Söderberg, visit the SOURCES below Sources http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=665 http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/03/14/carl-soderberg-suspended-in-sweden-could-expedite-move-to-bruins/ http://brightcove04.o.brightcove.com/656327052001/656327052001_2001493184001_thumb-640.jpg?pubId=656327052001

Cam Hasbrouck 4/08/2013 10:23:00 PM Edit

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