BREAKING: Linus Ullmark Trade Completed

With all eyes of the hockey world on Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals Monday night, the Boston Bruins have squeezed their way into the news cycle, trading goaltender Linus Ullmark to the Ottawa Senators.

Forward Mark Kastelic, goaltender Joonas Korpisalo (25% retained), and a 2024 first-round draft pick (25th overall) head back to the Bruins.

The question of an extension for Ullmark is up in the air at the moment. He has one season left on his contract, at $5M, and the thought was that he would insist on an extension before accepting a trade to a team on his no-trade list. And while Senators insider Bruce Garrioch reported right after the deal went down that the two sides were working on an extension, according to insider Elliotte Friedman Monday night, "the expectation is that he is prepared to play out the year and see how things go before doing anything."

Ullmark had a 16-team no-trade clause that Ottawa was part of, but he waived it in order to allow the trade to go through.

The Bruins did not have a pick in the first three rounds of the 2024 Draft before the trade. They'll now select in the first round for the first time since taking Fabian Lysell in 2021.

Korpisalo has four years left at a $4 million cap hit, but the Sens will retain $1M of that each season.

The Bruins will now be focusing on signing their No. 1 netminder, Jeremy Swayman, to a long-term extension. But in the meantime, we've seen this for the last time:

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