B's claim Corey Potter off waivers

BOSTON -- In a minor deal Wednesday, the Boston Bruins claimed defenseman Corey Potter off waivers from the Edmonton Oilers.

Potter, 30, has spent the majority of his pro career in the AHL and has 120 games of NHL experience. Potter, along with Bruins defenseman Torey Krug, are both products of Michigan State University.

“I’ve known him for the last couple of years and he’s a real steady player,” Krug said after the team’s practice Wednesday at Ristuccia Arena. “He’s not going to blow you away. He does everything well and has a real hard shot. He’s a great personality and I think the guys are going to enjoy him in the locker room, and that’s what he brings to the table.”

This season, Potter has played 16 games for the Oilers and has five assists.