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Recent Reports Reveal This Bruin Will Be Traded

Published March 1, 2024 at 10:40

Amidst the frenzy of the NHL trade deadline, teams are under immense pressure to assess their rosters and make strategic moves to enhance their competitiveness. Yet, for the Boston Bruins, the trade deadline anxiety is compounded by ongoing contract negotiations with forward Jake Debrusk.

Yesterday, Debrusk voiced uncertainty about his future with the team, citing the lack of progress on his contract extension. This sentiment was echoed by Bruins general manager Don Sweeney during a press conference today, where he acknowledged a notable gap between the two parties.

"For the player himself, going through these things and being asked publicly, and that's within the media's right to certainly inquire, we've been very private during our contract negotiations, and that will remain such. We place a high value on Jake, and we've negotiated to a level we feel comfortable with in all situations. Look, we respect the player, and they feel where their value is, and there's a gap," said Sweeney.

"That's why contracts eventually get done or don't. So I'll leave it at that because like I've said, we have other players who are in the same situation. So again, trying to be respectful of the situation is paramount to the organization and in treating the human being at this time. You got family dynamics and wondering if people will be moving around and wondering where they may or may not land, and that's the hardest part of the business," he added.

Debrusk, a 27-year-old left winger drafted by the Bruins in 2015, has recently seen a dip in his performance, tallying only two points in the last five games. Despite this, his overall contributions remain significant, with 27 points in 59 games this season.

Currently in the final year of his $8 million contract, Debrusk's future with the Bruins hangs in the balance as negotiations continue. With no clear indication of an impending extension, speculation looms over whether the Bruins will retain him through the deadline or explore trade opportunities. As the deadline approaches, the uncertainty surrounding Debrusk's contract adds another layer of intrigue to the Bruins' roster dynamics.

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Recent Reports Reveal This Bruin Will Be Traded

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