Defenseman Tomas Kaberle hasn’t performed as well as expected for the Boston Bruins, fueling speculation they won’t re-sign him.

CSNNE.COM/THE GLOBE AND MAIL: reported former Toronto Maple Leaf Tomas Kaberle has not panned out as expected for the Boston Bruins down the regular season stretch and in their opening round series against the Montreal Canadiens. There’s rumors he wasn’t in the best conditioning shape when he arrived, and GM Peter Chiarelli admitted his disappointment in Kaberle’s performance so far, going so far as to say they’d “expected better”.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Kaberle did get an assist during Boston’s Game Four victory over Montreal, meaning he now has only 10 points in 28 regular season and post-season games with the Bruins. If he doesn’t step it up soon, it’ll justifiably fuel speculation the Bruins will opt not to re-sign him and let him depart via this summer’s UFA market, where he might have a tough time finding a lucrative raise.