While there has been talk for days that former Edmonton Oilers defenseman Alexander Petrovic had signed a professional tryout offer with the Boston Bruins, there hadn’t been official confirmation. However, in his Sunday column, the Edmonton Journal’s Kurt Leavins confirmed that Petrovic has signed the PTO with Boston. 

Petrovic was supposedly deciding between offers from several other teams, including Carolina and Calgary.

The signing of Petrovic should be a great addition for Boston, which has plenty of issues on defense. The team dealt with numerous injuries last season that forced several players from the Providence Bruins to fill in. Meanwhile, veteran defenseman Kevan Miller still hasn’t started skating after fracturing his kneecap twice last season, and two Boston blue liners, Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo, remain restricted free agents. So the signing of Petrovic makes sense.