Bruins Rumors: 2-Time Stanley Cup Champ Will Be A Trade Option at Center

The Boston Bruins have hit a little bump in the road, losing four straight after a tremendous start to the season. They still lead the Atlantic Division, but their lack of depth at center is also still an issue. 

Boston Hockey Now has reported that the Chicago Blackhawks will be making veteran center Tyler Johnson available on the trade market, and he could be a pivot for the Bruins to consider. 

The B's No. 1 target at center, of course, according to most sources, is the Calgary Flames' Elias Lindholm. But with his price likely to be too high for Boston to match, they could look at Johnson as a lower-cost option. 

The fact is, the Bruins don't have their first, second or third-round picks in the 2024 Draft, so shooting for the moon on the trade market might not work with any team looking for an immediate return on draft capital. 

Johnson isn't the player he was in his earlier career, and has suffered from a spate of injuries the past few seasons. But the 33-year-old does have two Stanley Cups under his belt (with Tampa Bay, 2020, 2021), and with that pedigree and experience, he could be an option for the Bruins to consider for some depth in the pivot in the bottom-six. 

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