Tyler Seguin is back in Boston during the European break, but he'll return to his squad in Switzerland on Saturday unless a new CBA is reached before then.
"I'm optimistic, but I'm also real about it," he said. "I was over in Europe and I heard the NHL offered 50-50 and I got my hopes really high and happy. Then I found out more details about the deal and kind of came back down. I hope we reach a deal here soon." Seguin sat courtside at an NBA game between the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards on Wednesday night and it made him miss playing with his Bruins teammates. "Right now I just miss the boys the most, hanging out," he said. "Europe hockey is a bit different than NHL hockey. It's really good, but it's still not the same." Seguin has flourished in the Swiss National League A, where he has posted 13 goals and 10 assists in 15 games with EHC Biel. He is currently fourth in league scoring.