Bob McKenzie of TSN was among the first to report Bourque's waiving soon after noon Eastern on March 7.
As a part of the Bruins' third line, which has often failed to produce in games during this shortened campaign, Bourque's record so far this season is not meeting expectations. He's put up one goal and three assists in 18 games, was a healthy scratch recently and has one of the team's worst plus-minus ratings at a -6.
Interestingly, in the Bruins' lone meeting so far with Toronto this season, Bourque scored the only goal needed for a 1-0 win.
However, he's often found more success with the AHL. He was named playoff MVP in 2009-10 as the Hershey Bears won their second consecutive Calder Cup championship. In the 2011-12 season, he put up 93 points with the Bears. Even while playing with the Providence Bruins during the NHL lockout, he was productive, racking up eight goals and 20 assists.
Like when the New York Islanders recently waived under-performing goalie Rick DiPietro and sent him down to their AHL affiliate after he cleared waivers, expect to see Bourque back in the Spoked P instead of the Spoked B soon.