The Boston Bruins rolled the dice with one of their recent roster moves.
Unfortunately for general manager Don Sweeney and the team, it didn't work out in their favour.
Sweeney was hoping that goaltending prospect Malcolm Subban would go unclaimed when the team placed him on waivers earlier this week.
"I had my fingers crossed that it wasn't gonna happen," Sweeney said, according to NBC Sports' Joe Haggerty. "But that's part of the business, and we wish Malcolm obviously success in the opportunity that he's going to get. But it's a loss for us."
From all accounts, it looks like he's going to get a pretty good opportunity with Vegas placing expected backup Calvin Pickard on waivers to give Subban an NHL roster spot.
"Am I surprised? I think Malcolm has taken a step, and I'm not surprised in the situation. Vegas is doing what they're trying to build. Obviously, (Bruins goaltender) Zane (McIntyre) had experience last year and had a very good run. Daniel (Vladar) probably, if Malcolm does stay there, will get an opportunity to back up in Providence and get the exposure there at the next level. It's disappointing. We've had a lot of time invested in Malcolm, and we were seeing him grow as a person on and off the ice."
Do you think Subban will succeed with the new opportunity?