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Following news of an injury, the Boston Bruins are gearing up to secure a goaltender

Published January 11, 2024 at 10:51
BY CHRIST
The Boston Bruins' latest 4-3 loss was more than just a setback; it also cast doubts over their goaltending stability. Linus Ullmark's injury and his consequent early departure have sparked rumors about whether the Bruins will look to the NHL trade market for a goaltender.

With Ullmark possibly heading to injured reserve, it's up to General Manager Don Sweeney to choose between acquiring a seasoned backup through trades or relying on AHL standout Brandon Bussi. Bussi, who is anticipated to support Jeremy Swayman in forthcoming matches, introduces an element of uncertainty to the team's strategy.


A National Hockey League executive emphasizes the unpredictability:


"Depends on Ullmark's prognosis and Sweeney's faith in an unproven kid like Bussi."

Rumors about trading Ullmark had been making the rounds since the offseason and early part of the season, with discussions about exchanging him for a top-six center. The effective pairing of Ullmark and Swayman had quieted these speculations, yet the latest injury reignites the discussion about acquiring a seasoned backup goalie.

The Bruins, maintaining distance from the press, are holding off on any decisions until they have a clearer picture of Ullmark's condition, making any potential goaltender trade a matter of conjecture until further information is available.

Source: Bostonhockeynow
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Following news of an injury, the Boston Bruins are gearing up to secure a goaltender

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