NHL Rumors: Bruins Linked To Physical Forward

The Boston Bruins have been at the center of recent NHL trade rumors, with strong indications of their interest in forward Pat Maroon of the Minnesota Wild, according to NHL Trade Rumor.com's Rob Ellis.

This speculation arises from the Bruins' determination to infuse more physicality and toughness into their roster, a directive given by their coach, Jim Montgomery.

Maroon, known for his robust playing style and playoff experience, has emerged as a prime candidate to fill the void left by Milan Lucic, who has been unavailable due to a domestic violence incident.

The cost of acquiring Maroon would likely be low, with a good comparison being the seventh-round pick that the Lightning acquired in exchange for him earlier this year.

So far this season, Maroon has scored three goals and 11 total points over 26 games played.

Maroon's reputation for delivering both physicality and scoring prowess during critical playoff runs has captured the Bruins' attention, aligning with their strategic shift to build a more formidable presence on the ice in the competitive Atlantic Division.

Over his 13-year career, the 35-year-old has amassed 120 goals and 299 total points across 755 games played, along with 1,434 hits and 950 penalty minutes. Photo Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports