Report: Canadian team interested in Jake DeBrusk

Published August 25, 2021 at 1:13 PM

There aren't many unsigned NHL players left, but some are still being linked to trade speculations.

According to Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic, the Edmonton Oilers are still interested in Jake DeBrusk. He was asked if Jake DeBrusk might be traded and outlined the process. The Bruins are reportedly seeking a #2 centre in return.

Q: What are the odds Jake DeBrusk gets traded? If he does, do you think this will include draft picks to land a No. 2 center? - Migalito L.

A: I have heard Edmonton remains interested in DeBrusk. Calgary to a lesser degree. Combine that with the cluster of left-shot forwards and the shortness of cap space, and trading DeBrusk remains a possibility. A No. 2 center would be the ideal return. But they are not in a great spot to trade picks. It would have to be someone of DeBrusk's profile: an underperforming player with potential to play better elsewhere.

DeBrusk got five goals and 14 points in 41 games last season, but he still has NHL potential. With a one-year contract of $3,675,000, he may be a cheap addition with significant potential.
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Report: Canadian team interested in Jake DeBrusk

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