Yesterday the Bruins assigned Karson Kuhlman and Jeremy Lauzon to Providence. It’s a curious move in that it could be cap-related (saving every penny counts) or getting the kids some extra training and practice down in Providence. Or, it could mean that the team is getting ready to make a trade and needed the roster spot.
With the trade deadline now 13 days away, deals are starting to happen. Last week, the Maple Leafs traded for a backup goalie since Michael Hutchinson wasn’t working out as well and Frederick Andersen cannot start all the games, especially when hurt.
G Jack Campbell
F Kyle Clifford (50% retained)
— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) February 6, 2020
Last night, a pretty big trade happened between the Minnesota Mild and Pittsburgh Penguins, sending LW Jason Zucker to the Pens for Alex Galchenyuk, a 2020 first-round pick, and a defensive prospect.
Zucker, 28, has three more years beyond this one with an AAV of $5.5M. PIT initially wasn’t keen on giving up prospect defenceman Calen Addison, or for that matter the first-round pick, but PIT is all about maximizing the Sid-Geno window to win Cup(s) now.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 11, 2020
So, yeah, the market is expensive and I wouldn’t be surprised if we lose a prospect or young roster player.