Rumors Swirl of Matt Moulson Trade to Bruins, But Reports Not Yet Substantial


Shortly after the Bruins laid a 7-0 pounding on the Carolina Hurricanes, rumors began swirling that the team was in the middle of adding more offense.

ESPN's John Buccigross reported via Twitter that he was "hearing strong rumors Matt Moulson might be heading to Boston" from the Islanders in exchange for draft picks.

That speculation, however, was quickly refuted by TSN's Bob McKenzie, who reported less than an hour later that "if the NYI are trading Matt Moulson, as has been reported/rumored elsewhere, I am told it's not to Boston."

Moulson, a 27-year-old winger, has 14 goals, 12 assists and a minus-11 rating in 44 games this year. In his career, he has 50 goals and 34 assists in roughly the equivalent of two full seasons (155 games) with the Kings and Islanders. He is under contract for $2.45 million this season, which, if a trade were to be completed, would leave the Bruins responsible for more than $1 million.

If the rumors turn out to have subtance, Moulson would be returning to New England, where played for the Kings' AHL affiliate in Manchester, N.H., for parts of three seasons. He notched 74 goals and 86 assists in 188 games for the Monarchs.

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