Marty Turco has been signed with the Bruins for a one-year contract. He has been placed on waivers and if he clears(by 12pm Wednesday), he will join the team on Wednesday, March 7. However, because this acquisition happened after the deadline, he is ineligible to play in the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Marty Turco is a 36 year old veteran who has been in the NHL since the 1994 draft. From 2001-2010 Turco was a member of the Dallas Stars, logging 509 games played with 266 wins. He is acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks whom he signed with as a free agent in August 2010. He appeared in just 29 games with an 11-11-3 record and .897 SV%. He has set a career high in wins with 41 during the 2005-06 season with Dallas and has performed in 47 post-season games. (All with Dallas)
It will be interesting to see how Turco fits in with the Bruins, assuming he clears waivers, but it will especially be interesting to see the amount of playing time he gets in the next 19 games, before the playoffs hit. We could be seeing a lot of “Turco Time” from here on out, to preserve Thomas for the more important games that lie ahead. However, I’m thinking Turco will fit in just fine with the boys, what do you think?
Need a little more persuasion? How about you read about the bet he placed with a fan DURING a game. Yes, you read that correctly. Check it here.
All statistical information provided by Yahoo! Sports.