Bruins set sights on Forsbacka Karlsson

Boston University's  Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson was the 45th overall selection by the Bruins in 2015.
Boston University's Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson was the 45th overall selection by the Bruins in 2015. –Mary Schwalm for The Boston Globe

One day after seeing stud prospect Charlie McAvoy suit up for his first practice with AHL Providence, Bruins management is expected Friday to meet with another BU Terrier, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, in hopes of signing him to a contract to start his pro career.

Word around the BU campus, where Forsbacka Karlsson this season turned in a line of 14-19—33 in 39 games, has been that the sophomore center planned to return to BU this fall for his junior season.

It will be up to Bruins general manager Don Sweeney, who this week convinced McAvoy to leave the Commonwealth Ave campus, to convince the Swedish-born center that it’s time to swap the NCAA for the NHL.

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