The Boston Bruins are in no rush to move Jake DeBrusk just for the sake of it.
Meaning this is a trade without a set timeline, according to the latest information shared by Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.
“The Bruins are legitimately trying to [trade DeBrusk]. They’ve searched the market hard to see what’s out there,” Friedman said during an intermission segment on Sportsnet. “But they’ve made it known to other teams they will do it on their timeline.”
It’s also worth noting that the Bruins needed to play the disgruntled DeBrusk prior to Saturday’s contest with the Lightning, as the Bruins were without Anton Blidh and Brad Marchand, and were unable to make calls down to Providence for help due to the P-Bruin’ COVID lockdown. That eased up Saturday with the recalls of both Oskar Steen and Jack Ahcan, and appears to be just about over with Providence getting back on the ice for practice on Sunday. The Bruins will also get Brad Marchand back in action for their next game after Saturday’s absence marked the third and final game of his suspension.
DeBrusk has used his post-request showings to help his value, too, with one goal and some noticeable pop in the offensive zone, headlined by a four-shot effort in Saturday’s overtime loss to the Lightning.
The Bruins also appear to be looking for something to help them in the now in any DeBrusk trade, too.
“They will look for a defenseman or forward who they consider of equal value to DeBrusk before they will commit to making a deal,” Friedman reported. “They are trying, but they want equal value. And they still, as an organization, have told teams they value DeBrusk highly.”
The Bruins will embark on a three-game Western Canada road trip that will see them go head-to-head with teams mentioned as potential suitors for DeBrusk between the Canucks, Oilers, and Flames.