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February 16, 2017 | 11:15am ET
Bruins have cap space to play with

The Boston Bruins want to add a top-six piece to their lineup and a depth defenseman before the March 1 trade deadline and have the salary cap space to do it.

Bruins GM Don Sweeney, having already made a change behind the bench, is looking at tinkering with his roster, and has been for several weeks.

In a perfect world, the Bruins want a long-term fix, ideally a left wing, to add some extra scoring punch to their lineup, and it's no secret the team covets Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog.

Talks between the Bruins and Avalanche are ongoing, but the asking price for Landeskog remains high and the Bruins have flip-flopped on whether or not they want to part with top prospect Brandon Carlo.

With just over $4.135 million in cap pro-rated space, according to, the Bruins will have nearly $18.5 million in space by the deadline.

Sweeney is not about to overspend for a short-term fix, but has explored other options, including Arizona Coyotes forward Martin Hanzal, who can play the wing, Dallas Stars left wing Patrick Eaves, and St. Louis Blues forward Patrik Berglund.


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