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Bruins Daily: DeBrusk Stays; Bruins Get Bigger On D, Trade Reaction



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Jake DeBrusk wasn’t traded by the NHL Trade Deadline Monday and played in a 3-2 overtime win over the Montreal Canadiens for the Boston Bruins Monday night.

The Bruins did make one trade on Monday though, adding more size and grit to the blue line.

That and all the deadline day trade action in the latest Bruins Daily:

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Brad Marchand redeemed himself for an early third period gaffe and scored the overtime winner in a 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens and the first game for the Boston Bruins in Montreal since November 26, 2019.

NHL Trade Deadline Day started off with what many NHL insiders felt was a signal that a Jake DeBrusk trade was imminent. The Bruins signed the disgruntled winger to a two-year, $8 million contract extension late Monday morning. About a month ago, the Bruins had given DeBrusk and his agent permission to tell teams interested in acquiring him that the Bruins were willing to sign him to an extension and in effect, eliminate his $4.2 million qualifying offer. So once that happened, it appeared the path had been paved for DeBrusk to finally be dealt but in the end, he remained a Bruin at the deadline.

As reported here, three teams that still remained in the DeBrusk hunt up until the 3 PM ET NHL Trade Deadline were the Winnipeg Jets, Vancouver Canucks, and the Los Angeles Kings. Don’t be surprised if the Bruins revisit whatever talks they had with those and other teams regarding DeBrusk this coming offseason. Plenty of trade talks leading into the deadline that don’t lead to trades then, end up laying the groundwork for a trade in the offseason.

As for DeBrusk’s reaction to not being traded and knowing he’ll be with the Bruins until at least the offseason? He didn’t pull any punches when asked after the game Monday night.

The Bruins did pull off one trade on deadline day as they acquired 6-foot-5, 217-pound defenseman Josh Brown and a conditional 2022 seventh round pick from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for forward Zach Senyshyn and a 2022 fifth round pick.

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Philly: A tough week for the Philadelphia Flyers continued Monday. After saying goodbye to their captain Claude Giroux when he was traded to the Florida Panthers on Saturday, news broke Monday that defenseman Ryan Ellis will miss the rest of the season.

Pittsburgh: All signs pointed towards the cap-strapped Pittsburgh Penguins not making an impact trade before the NHL Trade Deadline and general manager Ron Hextall even woke up on Monday not expecting one, but Hextall stunned the hockey world by acquiring Rickard Rakell from the Anaheim Ducks.

NYI: Instead of trading Cal Clutterbuck, New York Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello signed the rugged forward to a contract extension on Monday. He also inked Zach Parise to an extension.



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Washington: The Washington Capitals were busy on NHL Trade Deadline day acquiring former Bruins winger Marcus Johansson from the Seattle Kraken and forward Johan Larsson from the Arizona Coyotes.

Florida: The Florida Panthers stood pat on NHL Trade Deadline day but they did welcome their prized trade acquisition from Saturday, forward Claude Giroux.

Detroit: The Detroit Red Wings finally traded defenseman Nick Leddy and forward Vladislav Namestnikov on Monday.

Colorado: The best team in hockey got even better before the NHL Trade Deadline, acquiring winger Artturi Lehkonen from the Montreal Canadiens.

Vegas: The Vegas Golden Knights made a minor deal sending forward Evgenii Dadonov to the Anaheim Ducks.

San Jose: When all was said and done, the San Jose Sharks ended up keeping goalie James Reimer and not trading him before the deadline.

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Montreal: In addition to trading Lehkonen, the Canadiens also traded defenseman Brett Kulak to the Edmonton Oilers before the NHL Trade Deadline Monday.

Vancouver Canucks: In the end, J.T. Miller, Brock Boeser and Conor Garland remained Vancouver Canucks and weren’t dealt before the deadline.


Here’s the rest of the NHL trades that were made before the NHL Trade Deadline Monday, including goalie Marc-Andre Fleury ending up with the Minnesota Wild.


With 20 years of experience (SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, ESPNBoston, NESN,, etc.) covering the Bruins, the NHL, NCAA and junior hockey and more, Jimmy Murphy’s hockey black book is full of Hall of Famers, current players, coaches, management, scouts and a wide array of hockey media personalities that have lived in and around this great game. For 17 of his 20 years as a hockey and sports reporter, Murph covered the Bruins on essentially a daily basis covering their victorious 2011 Stanley Cup run and their 2013 run to the Final as well. Murphy has hosted national and local radio shows and podcasts and also has experience in TV as well.

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Michael Parahus

Come on. I know these articles are little tidbits…..but such an incomplete article. You said DeBrusk didn’t “pull any punches when asked” (about staying.) So what kind of journalist writes an article that says that….but doesn’t go on to say what it was DeBrusk said? Is he content, happy, angry, upset, accepting? Come on!!!

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