NHL Rumors: Insider Links Blackhawks Forward to Bruins

The Chicago Blackhawks have several trade candidates like Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, and Max Domi as we gear up to the 2023 NHL Trade Deadline. However, even with this being the case, they also have an immensely underrated trade target in Sam Lafferty. As a result, interest in his services is starting to increase. NHL insider Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff has now reported that the Boston Bruins could be a possible landing spot for the Lafferty. 

Seravalli noted that the Bruins could look to bring in Lafferty as a potential option to replace Tomas Nosek while he is sidelined due to injury. Yet, even when Nosek returns, Lafferty could still be in the running to be a mainstay in Boston's lineup if acquired. Craig Smith and A.J. Greer have had their struggles on the fourth line this year, so Lafferty could be an upgrade over them at fourth-line right wing.

Lafferty has also quietly had a strong season, as he has eight goals and 17 points in 42 games. With that, he also has made an impact physically, as he has a solid 73 hits in 42 games.

Alas, we will need to wait and see if Boston ends up making a push for the Pennsylvania native at the deadline from here. On paper, there could be a real match here. 

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