Bruins Rumors: Linus Ullmark a Prime Trade Candidate for Boston

There's a sense around the NHL that there could be a number of significant goalie trades this offseason. Boston Bruins Linus Ullmark is near the top of the list of potential candidates.

With Jeremy Swayman more than capable to handle the load, and the Bruins needing some help up front with limited financial freedom, moving Ullmark could be the answer. Swayman is a pending restricted free agent who will be looking for a significant raise. 

Boston tried to move Ullmark before the trade deadline in March, however the netminder wouldn't waive his trade protection to join the LA Kings. There was also speculation about a deal in place with the the Carolina Hurricanes for Martin Necas, but that also fell through.

Ullmark is signed for the 2024-25 season at $5 million against the cap. He's a pending free agent at season's end. His modified no-trade clause protects him from 15 teams.

GM Don Sweeney was candid with the media at the end-of-year press conference, admitting the math is going to be tough to keep Ullmark in the fold but if they do, the Bruins will have the best tandem in the league:

Ullmark is going to be coveted from a number of teams including the New Jersey Devils, Kings, Hurricanes, and Colorado Avalanche. Keep an eye on the Bruins, they have some major decisions to make with $20.9 million in cap space and several pending free agents including Jake DeBrusk, re-signing RFA Jeremy Swayman, Matt Grzelcyk, Danton Heinen and Pat Maroon.

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