NHL Rumors: Bruins Likely To Honor Forward's Trade Request

According to Chris Johnston, the Boston Bruins are likely to move Jake DeBrusk before the deadline and honor his trade request.

The DeBrusk saga in Boston has been going on for months now, so it wouldn't be surprising at all to see him traded. However, GM Don Sweeney noted that any trade would have to give them a player of equal value at least. Furthermore, on Sunday, he even stated that there isn't a guarantee that the 2015 first-round pick will be moved. Johnston, however, is confident that something will occur. 

DeBrusk made it known that he will be open to signing an extension with the team to help facilitate a trade, and he now has agreed to a two-year, $8 million extension. His $4.41 million qualifying offer was what has scared teams away to this point, so now they should have an easier time finding him a new home.

DeBrusk has been solid this season, as he has 15 goals and 11 assists in 57 contests. With the Bruins looking to go on a deep playoff run, they will have to find an acceptable replacement for him. Let's see what Sweeney has up his sleeves from here. 

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