37-Year-Old Center – Free Agent
Trent Whitfield Contract Information:
Signed a two-year deal with Boston in July of 2011.
The Bruins have returned Whitfield to AHL Providence, the team's official site reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Organizational depth center, most recently with the Bruins.
Whitfield, who was the captain of AHL Providence last season, scoring 36 points in 45 games, gives the Bruins a depth center they can call up -- and who won't look out of place -- should injuries hit the big club up the middle.
Whitfield is always a candidate to be called up when injuries hit and the B's need some fourth-line help, but that's his upside.
Whitfield is a veteran who spent last year shuffling between the AHL and NHL. More of the same could be on tap with him now that he is back with the Bruins' organization.
Despite two goals in two scrimmages early in training camp, Whitfield will probably return to AHL Peoria to open the season. Unless he gets recalled as an injury fill-in after the season starts, there's not much chance of seeing Whitfield in a Blues' uniform this year. He has minimal fantasy value at this point.
Whitfield played 30 games for the Blues last season, the majority of those coming after the All-Star break in March and April. Offensively, he didn't do much, posting just two goals and five assists. He has a good shot at making the team on a full-time basis this season, but if he does, he will likely resume his role on one of the Blues' checking lines. As such, he should not be one of your fantasy considerations this season.