Versatile and sizable winger with intriguing playmaking ability.
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November 2021 – Bastian is heading back to New Jersey after being claimed on waivers. He figures to be utilized how he was last season and may find some use as a banger who occasionally chips in points. Alex Wyatt
October 2021 – Bastian has been seeing time on a line with Brandon Tanev and Riley Sheahan on what is possibly the final form of the Kraken’s opening night fourth line. He has peppered eight shots on net across five games worth of 14 minute average TOI. Alex Wyatt
July 2021 – Bastian has been selected in the 2021 expansion draft and will join the Seattle Kraken organization. Dave Hall
March 2021 – Bastian has played every single Devils game so far this season, mostly on the bottom-six with McLeod as his centre. His six points in that span show what kind of niche Bastian is establishing for himself at the NHL level, with most of his ice-time being centered around defensive zone starts on shutdown lines and loads of penalty killing. Hadi Kalakeche
January 2021 – After finding himself in a very similar boat to Yegor Sharangovich at the end of the COVID-shortened 2019-2020 AHL season, Bastian hoped to claw his way onto the fourth line out of training camp, which he managed by showing great intensity an