Bruins Rumors: 3 Possible Destinations for Mike Reilly

The Boston Bruins are slowly getting healthier. Matt Grzelcyk is back in action, while Brad Marchand is now practicing in a full-contact jersey. Obviously, this is excellent news for Boston, but once Marchand and Charlie McAvoy are off LTIR, they will need to trade someone to become cap compliant. Mike Reilly is a player who stands out due to Boston's depth on the left side. Here are three teams who could be willing to acquire him. 

Montreal Canadiens: We haven't seen the Bruins and Canadiens strike a deal since 2001 when Eric Weinrich went to Boston in exchange for Patrick Traverse. These two bitter rivals VERY rarely make trades, but perhaps this could change with Reilly. While Reilly was on the waiver wire, the Canadiens were interested but opted against it due to his $3 million cap hit. However, with a small sweetener, perhaps Montreal would be willing to pursue this avenue again.

Chicago Blackhawks: Chicago will be all ears if the Bruins are willing to send a sweetener in a deal. Now, Reilly is not a bad player, but the Bruins' salary cap trouble will likely force them to add something in a deal centering around Reilly. Chicago added Petr Mrazek and Jason Dickinson for high draft picks, so why wouldn't they for Reilly? 

Arizona Coyotes: Similar to the Blackhawks, the Coyotes have become well-known for helping teams out of cap trouble by acquiring players for extra assets. Some recent names who stand out include Andrew Ladd, Zack Kassian, and Patrik Nemeth. Thus, it wouldn't be shocking to see Arizona bring in Reilly with an added draft pick.

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