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Greg Wyshynski ESPN 

The Boston Bruins have finally decided that this Matt Beleskey thing isn't working out, placing him on waivers on Thursday. He signed a five-year, $19-million free agent contract with the Bruins in July 2015, capitalizing on a career year of 22 goals and 10 assists with Anaheim. He had 15 goals and 22 assists in his first season in Boston; since then, he's battled through injuries and general ineffectiveness, with three goals and five assists in 49 games last season and no points in 14 games this season. His last goal was on March 15. He has two more years left on his deal with a $3.8 million cap hit, although his base salary drops from $4 million to $3 million next season. Will another general manager offer a change in scenery, or is the book on the 29-year-old winger that he was an offensive anomaly that was lucky to cash in when he did?

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Gordon Hayward said that, with the Jazz in town for Friday's game vs. the Celtics, he's hoping to meet up with some of his former teammates. And while he said it will be “weird” to watch his former team play his current one, Hayward playfully added, "I hope we beat them by 40."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Gordon Hayward shed his walking boot Wednesday and wore just a small brace during a visit to play Destiny 2 with teens at the Boys and Girls Club of Boston. (Photo: Paul Marotta / Getty Images for Activision)

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