Peter Mueller clearly wanted to return to the NHL in 2016-17, but that won’t happen with the Boston Bruins.
The team announced that they released Mueller, 28, from his PTO on Sunday.
It’s tough not to wonder if this is it – at least in NHL terms – for the eighth overall pick of the 2006 NHL Draft. Mueller hasn’t played at the highest level of hockey since 2012-13, when he scored 17 points in 43 contests with the Florida Panthers.
Mueller has experienced a career of starts and stops, yet it feels like he never truly recovered from the concussion he suffered thanks to a hard hit by Rob Blake.