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Sides are talking, but Bruins haven’t signed German forward Marcel Noebels

Marcel Noebels (right) suited up for Germany at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
Marcel Noebels (right) suited up for Germany at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.(Bruce Bennett/Getty)

There is no truth to the reports out of Bavaria that the Bruins have signed 26-year-old German forward Marcel Noebels.

“I think that was the German media jumping on something ahead of time,” said Noebels’s agent, Allain Roy. “We are talking with the Bruins, but there’s nothing concrete yet.”

Drafted by Philadelphia (2011, fourth round, 118th overall), the 6-foot-2-inch, 205-pound left-shot forward spent two seasons in the WHL (Seattle and Portland) and two with Philadelphia’s AHL (Adirondack) and ECHL (Trenton) outfits, tallying 16 goals and 18 assists in 95 games in the AHL.

In 2014, he returned to Germany, spending the last four years with Eisbaren of the DEL (33-57–90 in 177 games).

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He would likely report to Providence if an agreement is reached.

“He’s a big center who skates well for his size,” Roy said. “I think he would transition well to North America. But we haven’t got that far yet. I’m not going to deny we have been talking with the Bruins.”


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