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Roster Defenceman Set To Be Moved

Published October 5, 2023 at 11:37
BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
Trade rumors have been swirling around the Boston Bruins, with defenseman Matt Grzelcyk at the center of the speculation. These persistent rumors have been fueled by various factors, including Grzelcyk's salary cap impact, contractual status, and the Bruins' financial constraints.

Adding depth to the analysis, Jimmy Murphy, a contributor to Boston Hockey Now, has highlighted the impressive performances of several Bruins' prospects during training camps. One prospect, Mason Lohrei, has especially caught the attention of observers with his standout play.

Among the potential trade suitors, the Chicago Blackhawks emerge as a notable candidate. Their significant salary cap space and a shortage of NHL-ready defensemen make Grzelcyk an appealing target. Murphy emphasizes Grzelcyk's value, noting that
"Grzelcyk stands out as the best left-shot defenseman they currently have access to, and with their available cap space, he could significantly enhance their power play."

While the Bruins may not be expected to replicate their 2022-23 season's success, it's worth recalling their ability to defy expectations in the past. They overcame significant injuries to key players in the previous season, proving their resilience.


As for the timing of a potential Grzelcyk trade, uncertainty looms large. Scenarios range from a trade occurring before the NHL season starts to a mid-season move, contingent on the performance of promising prospects in the AHL. The final outcome of this situation will only become clear with time.

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Roster Defenceman Set To Be Moved

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