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Boston Bruins Not Ruling Out Lysell As Help For This Season

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BRIGHTON, Mass – While the Boston Bruins didn’t acquire a potential top-6 winger or deal Jake DeBrusk at Monday afternoon’s NHL Trade Deadline, they do have another intriguing possibility as different hockey leagues have their season coming to a close.

Flashy Bruins forward and 2022 first round pick Fabian Lysell is wrapping up his WHL season with the Vancouver Giants, and the B’s have absolutely not ruled out that he might be able to bring some flash and dash to the NHL club at the end of the year. The 19-year-old Lysell has 20 goals and 51 points in 43 games for the Giants along with a plus-18 rating and has been regularly posting highlight reel offensive plays in the “Dub” this season thanks to blazing skating speed and elite skill level.

He will most likely come to New England for a stint in either Boston or Providence depending on his readiness, but the Boston Bruins are ruling out nothing right now.

“After his junior season, he could join either club, to be honest with you,” said Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney. “From a skill standpoint and a talent standpoint, Fabian has a lot of things that we’re excited about.

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“He’s trying to do everything he possibly can to put [the Vancouver Giants] in the best spot they’re in, and hopefully continues to have a good offensive year overall, working on his habits. Hopefully they play for as long as they possibly can, and that’s where he should focus. But he’s a possibility for Providence, and here as well.”

That creates a real tantalizing X-Factor potential for the Bruins, who would otherwise be relying on youngsters like Oskar Steen and Jack Studnicka to step up and be late season factors if injuries, or perhaps an extended slump for a streak guy like DeBrusk, materialize in the Stanley Cup playoffs where depth is always tested across the board.

Lysell’s last Vancouver Giants regular season game is April 16 and they are trending toward not qualifying for the playoffs at this point.

Joe Haggerty has covered the Boston Bruins and the NHL for 18 years with NBC Sports Boston, WEEI.com, the Boston Metro and the Woburn Daily Times, and currently serves as lead Bruins reporter and columnist for Boston Hockey Now. Haggs always strives to capture the spirt of the thing any way that he can.

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Rick W Murray

I hate to throw a wrench in the works, but I’ve watched about 4 or 5 Giants games at least 2 of those games Fabian scored, however the other games weren’t so favourable. Don’t count on this guy to come into Boston or even Providence and start lighting it up. I believe he will become solid nhl at what level I don’t know. I have to admit I was expecting more from him in the whl.

Chuck Rose

Geez Rick, so what you’re saying is that in a random sample for 4 or 5 games, he scored in at least 2 of them. That’s a pretty good percentage. That also makes the rest of your analysis sound like a bunch of jibberish. If he can get to that level in the NHL, he’ll be a really good forward.

Alex Charron

The kid is only 18 he’s doing very well playing in whl it’s a big change for him playing on this ice size give him time rember he’s playing on a team that may not even make the playoffs

no icing

i live in seattle so i get to see the WHL games every week. i haven’t seen this kid play, but even the best players in the WHL are a long way off from the AHL and NHL. in my opinion, the skill level is somewhere between top high schools and division I college. a guy maybe making the jump would have to be ripping it up here.

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