As expected, Peter Chiarelli sounded pleased to have acquired Finnish winger Petteri Nokelainen, who will be present for the start of camp.
Chiarelli described Nokelainen as a checking-line winger who can stir things up and play a physical game.
"In a perfect world, we'd be happy as a proverbial pig in you-know-what if he were to be a third-line guy that can contribute and play a bit of a shutdown role," said Chiarelli. "This kid is a heavy player. He protects the puck well. He finishes his checks. He loves to hit."
Chiarelli said that because of the organization's depth at center, Ben Walter became a tradeable commodity.
The Bruins would give up a second-round pick in 2009 to the Islanders if Nokelainen plays in 50 or more NHL games in either 2007-08 or 2008-09, or if he appears in 90 or more games total over the next two seasons.
* The Bruins will invite one more player to camp tomorrow on a tryout basis. While he declined to reveal his identity, Chiarelli said the invitee played in the NHL last season.