Ex-Boston Bruins player picked up through waivers

Published November 26, 2023 at 3:36 PM
NHL insider Elliotte Friedman reported that defenseman Mike Reilly has said goodbye to the Florida Panthers after being acquired by the New York Islanders via waivers.

Although Reilly played just two games for the Panthers this season, not contributing any points and holding a -2 plus-minus rating, his departure remains significant. The Islanders, currently contending for a playoffs position in the Metropolitan Division of the NHL, stand to gain from Reilly's veteran expertise as they traverse this competitive season.

The impending clashes between the Panthers and Islanders, with three slated later this season, set the stage for Reilly to confront his previous team. The initial showdown is rapidly approaching on December 2nd in Florida.

Even though the Islanders acquired Reilly through waivers without relinquishing any assets, his presence will impact their salary cap. The 30-year-old skilled defenseman is signed to a one-year contract with an average annual value of $1 million.

Originally chosen as a fourth-round pick (98th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Reilly brings a vast array of experience to the Islanders, having played 341 career games, securing 12 goals, 86 assists, and accumulating a total of 98 career points in the NHL.

Source: Bruinsinder
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Ex-Boston Bruins player picked up through waivers

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