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Blockbuster Trade Set To Happen Between Bruins And Oilers

Published February 29, 2024 at 10:50

Amidst the trade deadline buzz, the Boston Bruins have maintained their roster stability, at least for now.

However, recent rumors suggest that the Bruins were in the running for Elias Lindholm or Sean Monahan, only to see both players land elsewhere.

Now, attention turns to the possibility of a Bruins player being shipped out. According to Jimmy Murphy of Boston Hockey Now, winger Jake DeBrusk could be on the move to the Edmonton Oilers, who are seeking a playoff rental forward.

«Does he wind up back west as a playoff rental for a contender out there – we've all heard the Oilers rumors – or does he become a playoff rental for the Bruins,» one NHL source asked Boston Hockey Now recently. «It sure doesn't seem like he's signing an extension – if he signs one – before the season's over.»

DeBrusk, a pending unrestricted free agent, has yet to secure a contract extension with Boston. The idea of him heading to Edmonton, his hometown, makes sense given the Oilers' need for offensive firepower alongside stars like Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl.

While DeBrusk's production has dipped this season, a trade could benefit the Bruins, providing them with much-needed draft picks and defensive depth in exchange for DeBrusk and possibly Warren Foegele.

With draft flexibility on the line, a potential trade between the Bruins and Oilers involving DeBrusk may not be far-fetched after all.

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Blockbuster Trade Set To Happen Between Bruins And Oilers

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