The Nashville Predators have claimed forward Reid Boucher on waivers from the New Jersey Devils.
Boucher won’t have to go far to join his new team, as the Devils are in Nashville for a Saturday afternoon game. No word yet on whether or not Boucher will be in the lineup against his former teammates.
Boucher was placed on waivers on Friday morning after being a healthy scratch for the previous week. He’s struggled to put points on the board so far this season, with just two in nine games. Boucher scored 19 points in 39 games with the Devils in 2015-16. He clearly has offensive talent, having scored 105 points in 164 AHL games
The Predators clearly believe they can provide Boucher with a fresh start to get him going offensively once again. With 1 injured, Nashville can use all the goals they can get.
With the return of Taylor Hall, the Devils needed to move a forward and Boucher hadn’t done enough to remain one of the top 14 forward options in New Jersey.