It would appear that the Bruins are looking to try something else when it comes to their struggling third line.

That's because the Bruins placed Chris Bourque on waivers today. The news came after the 27-year-old went through a morning skate with the team. The Bruins, coming off two straight losses, will attempt to get back on the winning track tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Bourque had struggled this season, tallying just one goal and three assists in 18 games. He was a minus-6 on the season.

While coach Claude Julien wouldn't detail any changes to the lineup, it looked like Jay Pandolfo was in position to try his hand at the third line left wing. Both Pandolfo and Bourque took turns there in the morning line rushes. Bourque remained out on the ice for some extra skating with Lane MacDermid and Aaron Johnson. That was before the news broke about the waivers.

Julien went back with Daniel Paille on the fourth line in Washington and his speed seemed to solidify that line, but fixing the third line has been more of a problem and the Bourque maneuver could be a step toward getting another player onto the Boston roster.

"It's pretty obvious that it's been a bit of a challenge for us," said Julien. "I think our fourth line played their best game in a year and a half in the last game in Washington. I thought they were a big factor. I thought they had great chances, O-zone time and everything else. If they can continue playing like that, we just have to hope that the third line can turn a corner here.