Bruins Rumors: Trade Chatter Picking Up in Boston

The Boston Bruins have shocked some people around the league with their roster decisions after several expensive veterans were sent down to the American Hockey League to start the season. Management has been involved in trade discussions as training camp concluded and the trade buzz will continue to start the season.

Forwards Nick Foligno, Chris Wagner and defenseman Mike Reilly have all been made available to executives around the league. All three passed through waivers recently, as other teams were not interested in paying full pop for any of them.

Foligno is signed for $3.8 million this season and has been nothing but disappointing since joining the Bruins. The 34-year-old is a pending free agent and now heads to the AHL for the first time since 2007-08. The Sudbury, ON native appeared in 64 games for the Bruins last season, scoring only twice.

Reilly on the other hand was expected to make the NHL club, especially with an injury to Charlie McAvoy to start this season. Turns out that wasn't the case at all, and now the versatile defenseman heads to the minors. He's 29 and still has some upside in the league, so don't expect to see Reilly playing in the AHL for long. He's signed through the 2023-24 season at $3 million annually and is coming off a 17-point season in 2021-22. The Bruins will have to wait until a team gets hit with by the injury bug and a pressing need for blueline depth presents itself before they'll be able to move Reilly. Foligno on the other hand holds no value on the trade market.

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