A ‘pretty reliable player,’ Ferraro should have good opportunity in Boston

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Bruins head coach Claude Julien used an interesting word to describe Landon Ferraro:

“Reliable.”

Now, that may not be the greatest compliment you can give a hockey player, but coming from Julien, it’s not nothing.

The Bruins nabbed Ferraro off waivers from Detroit this weekend. The 24-year-old forward will join a team that’s had all sorts of trouble keeping the puck out of its own net.

“I haven’t seen him a ton,” Julien conceded Monday, per the Boston Herald. “But even watching him this morning, you can tell he’s a good skater, a strong skater. From what I’ve been told he’s a pretty reliable player.”

Julien could use some more dependability, especially in the bottom half of the lineup. Last week, he called out his fourth line for its poor defensive play.

“They need to have a better balance,” he said. “With the fourth line the first thing is not to get scored on.”

Ferraro will be a game-time decision tonight in Toronto.