Latest Update: Just In Boston Bruins In Talk To Trade Top Star

Thursday afternoon saw the start of trade negotiations, and according to multiple sources, Boston Bruins goalie Linus Ullmark might be dealt by the end of the week. The Ottawa Senators are getting ready to add a goalkeeper, according to David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period. The Senators have two first-round draft picks to trade and have ties to Ullmark.

With four years left on his deal, goalkeeper Joonas Korpisalo is not a player the Bruins would be interested in repurchasing. AHL goaltender Brandon Bussi is available as a backup netminder, and the Bruins are ready to re-sign Jeremy Swayman. Boston general manager Don Sweeney has been eyeing defenseman Jakob Chychrun for some time, and the money would work for the time being as Chychrun is due to sign a new contract next season.

According to rumors, Ullmark, who now owns a 14-team no-trade list, would waive his clause in favor of Ottawa immediately. This is likely a sign that trade talks are progressing and will facilitate a deal for Boston.

The question is, what will be the yield? The seventh and 25th picks in the 2024 NHL Draft are owned by Ottawa. Boston had the first pick in that second round. Detroit, Carolina, and Toronto—who is on Ullmark’s no-trade list—are the other clubs in need of goalie. Los Angeles and New Jersey acquired goalies on Wednesday. Ottawa and Boston are currently the best trading partners, according to all the signals.

This season, Ullmark had a record of 22-10-7, a save percentage of.915, and a goals against average of 2.57. The 30-year-old started just one playoff game and split time with Swayman before losing to his rival during the Bruins’ playoffs run. The Swedish goalie’s $5 million deal with the Bruins is set to expire in one year.

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