It getting close to trade time, nothing really new to report, but figured we should be hearing a lot of rumors soon, here's what the fourthperiod has to say
Bruins beginning to lay groundwork
Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli has about a month before he has to realistically pull the trigger on a trade, but that doesn't mean he hasn't started laying the foundation of future deals.
According to the Boston Globe, no trades are imminent, but Chiarelli could use this week's GM meetings as framework for future cap-clearing deals.
Forwards Marc Savard and Marco Sturm are expected to return to the lineup next month, which will force the Bruins into make a couple of moves to accommodate their salaries under the cap.
"(Savard's) starting to feel like he's in good shape," Chiarelli told the Globe. "There haven't been any lingering side effects (from post-concussion syndrome) that we had talked about earlier on in his rehab. He was in very good spirits. I wouldn't say he's chomping at the bit yet. But I think we're almost at that corner of the turnaround. Again, timetables are difficult. But I think he seemed in good shape and in good spirits. I wouldn't say he's close. But he's getting there."
It's believed the Bruins are actively shopping the likes of Michael Ryder and Blake Wheeler, while Sturm's name has also pop up in trade rumors.