NHL Rumors: Bruins Forward Becoming Trade Candidate

The Boston Bruins are firing on all cylinders at the start of the 2022-23 season. Even with several key players out, they have the most points in the NHL (at the time of this writing). They are certainly exceeding initial expectations and proving their critics wrong, so one has to wonder - will this spark them to make an all-out push this year?

The Bruins brought back Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci on one-year contracts for what could be one last hurrah for the longtime duo. Therefore, this could spark GM Don Sweeney to look to solidify their roster to try to win another Stanley Cup with this core. If this is the route Sweeney goes down, Jack Studnicka is a prime trade candidate to be sent as a part of a package to land a big-name talent.

Studnicka hasn't done enough to cement himself an NHL role, and he has primarily been a healthy scratch for the Bruins this campaign. That isn't ideal for a prospect, and it seems that there just isn't a fit for him with this current roster. Therefore, if it leads to Boston landing a big piece, don't be surprised to see Studnicka be a part of a big deal at the deadline if he continues to remain stagnant. At this point, it may benefit him to play for a team with weaker forward depth.

In 38 career NHL games, Studnicka has one goal and seven points. 

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